On 19/03/2017 22:47, Jochen Theodorou wrote:



not wanting to hijack the thread, but why is there no canAccess method that takes a class argument to check if that class can access? Why always depending so much on caller sensitive methods?
This method is intended to be used in conjunction with Constructor.newInstance, Method.invoke, Field.get, ... The idiom in Peter's mail combines this with trySetAccessible and makes it easy to gracefully handle cases where access is not allowed.

JEP 274 added Lookup.accessClass and may be closer to what you need.

-Alan

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