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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Problems with the current bootstrap process
Date Tue, 30 Jan 2001 04:38:20 GMT
At 02:24  30/1/01 +1100, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>Well, I guess I don't see version information as compile-time static data.
>Is there some code which depends on the value of the version information at
>compile time? The fact that you need to copy and munge the code is perhaps
>indicative of the problems with this approach.

good point. Java was designed to be instrumented/preprocessed/munged ;( 


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