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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: We need to stop the lies
Date Mon, 25 Feb 2002 05:32:10 GMT
> From: Peter Donald [mailto:peter@apache.org]
> 
> > Does mutant or myrmidom proposals do this right now?
> 
> nope.
> 
> > What antlib's does is exactly classloader agregation. What I 
> remember from
> > the ANT2 proposals (do not remember which) required one to give a global
> > name to the library in a descriptor, and then it required one to declare
> > that the library "extends" another. And that was implemented by 
> parenting.
> 
> Mutant does that. Myrmidon just declares dependencies via the JDK1.3 
> "Optional Package" spec on libraries and then all dependencies 
> will loaded 
> into same classloader (unless they already exist in parent ClassLoader).
> 

The problem with this is that it will load the same class with separate loaders which means
that antlibs will not be able to share classes, especially datatypes.

Conor


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