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Bug 262675 - Order Members should treat static and non-static interfaces the same
Summary: Order Members should treat static and non-static interfaces the same
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formatting & Indentation (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: PC Windows 10 x64
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-05 03:32 UTC by _ gtzabari
Modified: 2016-07-05 03:32 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description _ gtzabari 2016-07-05 03:32:10 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201606200002)
Java: 1.8.0_92; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.92-b14
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.8.0_92-b14
System: Windows 10 version 10.0 running on amd64; Cp1252; en_CA (nb)
User directory: C:\Users\Gili\AppData\Roaming\NetBeans\dev
Cache directory: C:\Users\Gili\AppData\Local\NetBeans\Cache\dev

Repro steps:

1. Assuming that "static classes" are ordered before "classes" in Project -> properties -> formatting -> Java -> ordering -> Member sort order
2. Create the following Java file:

public class Outer
  public static interface First

  public void someMethod()

  public interface Second

3. Notice that Netbeans is happy with the member ordering found above.
4. Now, add the "static" modified to "Second"
5. Notice that Netbeans prompts you to "Order Members"

Expected behavior: interfaces, whether they contain the "static" modifier or not, should be treated consistently (be it non-static or static). Technically speaking, I believe that they should be treated as static as they do not (nor can they) reference the outer class.