src/share/classes/java/lang/reflect/Executable.java

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rev 10097 : 8044629: (reflect) Constructor.getAnnotatedReceiverType() returns wrong value
Reviewed-by: duke

@@ -583,25 +583,28 @@
     }
 
     /**
      * Returns an {@code AnnotatedType} object that represents the use of a
      * type to specify the receiver type of the method/constructor represented
-     * by this Executable object. The receiver type of a method/constructor is
-     * available only if the method/constructor has a <em>receiver
-     * parameter</em> (JLS 8.4.1).
+     * by this {@code Executable} object.
      *
-     * If this {@code Executable} object represents a constructor or instance
-     * method that does not have a receiver parameter, or has a receiver
-     * parameter with no annotations on its type, then the return value is an
-     * {@code AnnotatedType} object representing an element with no
+     * The receiver type of a method/constructor is available only if the
+     * method/constructor has a receiver parameter (JLS 8.4.1). If this {@code
+     * Executable} object <em>represents an instance method or represents a
+     * constructor of an inner member class</em>, and the
+     * method/constructor <em>either</em> has no receiver parameter or has a
+     * receiver parameter with no annotations on its type, then the return
+     * value is an {@code AnnotatedType} object representing an element with no
      * annotations.
      *
-     * If this {@code Executable} object represents a static method, then the
-     * return value is null.
+     * If this {@code Executable} object represents a static method or
+     * represents a constructor of a top level, static member, local, or
+     * anoymous class, then the return value is null.
      *
      * @return an object representing the receiver type of the method or
-     * constructor represented by this {@code Executable}
+     * constructor represented by this {@code Executable} or {@code null} if
+     * this {@code Executable} can not have a receiver parameter
      */
     public AnnotatedType getAnnotatedReceiverType() {
         if (Modifier.isStatic(this.getModifiers()))
             return null;
         return TypeAnnotationParser.buildAnnotatedType(getTypeAnnotationBytes0(),