2018-05-07 13:23:47 UTC
the --class-for-name jlink plugin was added as an experiment to test and
evolve the jlink plugin infrastructure. The actual effect of enabling
this plugin on standard images is very limited (only a handful of
Class.forName:s are replaced) and turns out it can be a breaking change
since replacing a Class.forName isn't semantically identical with an ldc
of the class (the latter won't trigger class initialization).
Thus, since this plugin isn't very profitable and potentially dangerous,
I suggest removing it: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~redestad/8202583/open.00/
An open question is whether a CSR is required to remove this.