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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject Re: will be removed from JDK1.4
Date Sat, 21 Jul 2001 09:12:23 GMT
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From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
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Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: will be removed from JDK1.4

> An additional note of interest to Ant developers - there is evidence that
> running the compiler (either old or new) leaves a fair amount of cruft
> lying around in static variables, after the compile has completed. The
> recommended solution is to load the compiler itself in its own class
> loader, so that you can throw it all away afterwards.  That's the
> we'll take when modifying Jasper.

We had reached the same conclusion for different reasons. On Windows
platforms, it seems that javac will retain locks on jars in the classpath.


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