Title: Dynamic compilation and failure of inheritance
Type: Severity: normal
Components: Core Versions: 25rc4
Status: closed Resolution: invalid
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: cgroves, schluehk, zyasoft
Priority: Keywords:

Created on 2009-06-28.16:09:19 by schluehk, last changed 2009-08-15.19:47:09 by cgroves.

msg4857 (view) Author: Kay Schluehr (schluehk) Date: 2009-06-28.16:09:18
It is not possible to inherit from a dynamically compiled Java class (
using the Java 6 Compiler API ) which wasn't previously dumped to a file
and reloaded.

In order to reproduce the failure case one needs the following Jython module

It defines the function

createJavaClass(classname : str, code : str ) -> type

which keeps a classname and a Java source string and returns a new
Jython class which wraps the compiled and loaded Java class. The
following code is an example:

code = '''
public class Foo
    public static int f(int i)
        return i*3;

Foo = createJavaClass("Foo", code)

The result is a new Jython class Foo that works as expected:

print Foo    #  <type 'Foo'>
Foo.f(5)     #  = 15

However, if one intends to subclass Foo one gets following exception

class Bar(Foo): pass

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\lang\Jython\", line 185, in <module>
    class Bar(Foo):pass
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: 
org/python/core/PyProxy (wrong name: Foo)
msg4871 (view) Author: Jim Baker (zyasoft) Date: 2009-07-02.04:17:59
Although this doesn't directly address this problem, which is an
important one for us to solve, you might want to take a look at using
ASM for creating Java classes. It might be useful for more specific use
case like your Jython annotations work, and it has the advantage of
working with Java 5 (or earlier with retrotranslator).

Tobias created a useful project demonstrating this for the 2007 GSOC
program; see,
specifically (Such classes do not have any problems, because
it just hooks into our existing class loader mechanism.) Also be sure to
look at the proxy generators in org.python.compiler, JavaMaker and
msg5015 (view) Author: Kay Schluehr (schluehk) Date: 2009-08-11.16:17:17
The issue 1387 is obsolete and can be closed. The bug was caused by a
custom classloader which defined findClass() that was called with a
"org.python.core.PyProxy" string argument which couldn't be properly
handled. There are a few ways to fix this without affecting the Jython
msg5025 (view) Author: Charlie Groves (cgroves) Date: 2009-08-15.19:47:09
Closing this according to Kay's wishes.
Date User Action Args
2009-08-15 19:47:09cgrovessetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: invalid
messages: + msg5025
nosy: + cgroves
2009-08-11 16:17:18schluehksetmessages: + msg5015
2009-07-02 04:17:59zyasoftsetnosy: + zyasoft
messages: + msg4871
2009-06-28 16:09:19schluehkcreate