Patch: PR java/20338 - Call _Jv_InitClass for private static methods in an inner class

Bryce McKinlay
Wed Mar 9 18:44:00 GMT 2005

Other Java compilers generate "accessor" methods for calls to private 
methods in a nested class, the real bug here is that GCJ doesn't do this 
- thats why the javac bytecode works fine on gij but gcj-produced 
bytecode does not. This fix looks good as an interim solution, though.


Ranjit Mathew wrote:

>  This patch proposes to fix PR java/20338 by allowing a call to
>_Jv_InitClass to be emitted for a private static method if it is inside
>an inner class. Tested on i686-pc-linux-gnu with Jacks included
>and causes no regressions.
>When I tried to add a testcase for this however, I noted a 
>queer thing: if the class file is generated by GCJ, gij throws
>an IllegalAccessError, while JDK 1.4.2_03 does not. If the
>class file is generated by JDK instead, gij seems to 
>execute it just fine. I did not probe it further though.
>OK for mainline?
>Index: ChangeLog
>from  Ranjit Mathew  <>
>	PR java/20338
>	* decl.c (finish_method): Emit _Jv_InitClass for private static 
>	methods inside inner classes as well.
>Index: decl.c
>--- decl.c	2005-03-09 17:16:36.000000000 +0530
>+++ decl.c	2005-03-09 19:05:39.000000000 +0530
>@@ -2039,5 +2039,7 @@ finish_method (tree fndecl)
>   /* Prepend class initialization for static methods reachable from
>      other classes.  */
>-  if (METHOD_STATIC (fndecl) && ! METHOD_PRIVATE (fndecl)
>+  if (METHOD_STATIC (fndecl)
>+      && (! METHOD_PRIVATE (fndecl)
>+          || INNER_CLASS_P (DECL_CONTEXT (fndecl)))
>       && ! DECL_CLINIT_P (fndecl)

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