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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] attempt 2 at javac refactoring.
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2000 01:49:25 GMT
I agree about not losing the compiler property -- I need to specify which
compiler is being used going in.

But I have to disagree with this idea:

> And, I also think, that old modern and classic compilers should be 
> special, I mean, if I set compiler to be jikes, and jikes is not
> installed
> on the user site, current ANT throws an exception. I think more robust
> would be to issue a warning, and try to compile with modern, and if this
> one is not present either, try classic. Thus it would be great in case
> of failure of any "custom" compiler, trying modern then classic.

This would be a very bad idea, as far as I'm concerned -- I can't just
have things compiling willy-nilly with any old compiler Ant happens to
find. Yikes! Which compiler I'm using needs to be a very controlled aspect
of the build.



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