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8269113: Javac throws when compiling switch (null) #4679

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@lgxbslgx lgxbslgx commented Jul 4, 2021

Hi all,

When we use switch(null) in the source code, the type of the selector is BottomType.
So the statement Type seltype = selector.type; of the method TransPatterns::handleSwitch will get a BottomType.
Then compiler mistakenly uses this BottomType to construct a new VarSymbol.

            VarSymbol temp = new VarSymbol(Flags.SYNTHETIC,
                    names.fromString("selector" + tree.pos + target.syntheticNameChar() + "temp"),
                    seltype,     // <--------here is a BottomType

At last, when the compiler uses the new VarSymbol temp to construct a new JCVariableDecl(the code shown as below), it crashes at the method TreeMaker::Type because the method TreeMaker::Type can't handle the type BottomType.

statements.append(, !hasNullCase ? attr.makeNullCheck(selector)
                                                                          : selector));

This patch changes the type from BottomType to syms.objectType and adds the corresponding test.
Thanks for taking the time to review.

Best Regards,
-- Guoxiong


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Looks good to me. Might make sense to submit against openjdk/jdk17 and integrate there?

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@lgxbslgx lgxbslgx commented Jul 7, 2021

@lahodaj thanks for your review. I will move this patch to JDK 17 later.

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@lahodaj lahodaj commented Jul 7, 2021

I am sorry, but it may not be so simple. I apologize for that, I need to do some more investigations, sorry.

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@lgxbslgx lgxbslgx commented Jul 7, 2021

Never mind. I will continue to contact or assist you in this PR. If the final patch is not large, it could be moved to JDK 17 at last.

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