Github user bbodnar commented on the issue: https://github.com/apache/cxf/pull/300 There is no good solution for reading classes with ASM without direct coding against concrete ASM-classes (the "normal" (visitor-based) way isn't usable with reflection/proxying, because the visitors are in ASM >v3 classes (no longer interfaces); the non-visitor-based ways (tree, SAX-events) require optional ASM-libraries, whose existence must here surely not be assumed). I see under this circumstances the only reasonable solution to extend the current (self-made) byte-code-parser to handle the Java8-constants.
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