bcel API: Class LinkingConstraintException

Class LinkingConstraintException

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class LinkingConstraintException
extends StructuralCodeConstraintException

Instances of this class are thrown by BCEL's class file verifier "JustIce" when a class file to verify does not pass the verification pass 3 because of a violation of a constraint that is usually only verified at run-time (pass 4). The Java Virtual Machine Specification, 2nd edition, states that certain constraints are usually verified at run-time for performance reasons (the verification of those constraints requires loading in and recursively verifying referenced classes) that conceptually belong to pass 3; to be precise, that conceptually belong to the data flow analysis of pass 3 (called pass 3b in JustIce). These are the checks necessary for resolution: Compare pages 142-143 ("4.9.1 The Verification Process") and pages 50-51 ("2.17.3 Linking: Verification, Preparation, and Resolution") of the above mentioned book. TODO: At this time, this class is not used in JustIce.

$Id:,v 2001/10/29 20:00:33 jvanzyl Exp $
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Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
Methods inherited from class org.apache.bcel.verifier.exc.VerifierConstraintViolatedException
extendMessage, getMessage
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getLocalizedMessage, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public LinkingConstraintException()