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From "Sam Ruby" <ru...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: sun.tools.javac.Main will be removed from JDK1.4
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2001 21:42:28 GMT
Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
>
> 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
approach
> we'll take when modifying Jasper.

Would there be a value in a commons-javac?  Several Apache projects seem to
have need for this function...

- Sam Ruby


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