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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Ant on java 1.4
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 20:14:57 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: <costinm@covalent.net>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: Ant on java 1.4


> On 21 May 2002, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>
> > > In fact many are setting 'classic' compiler in build.xml, so they'll
> > > not even compile with JDK1.4 out of box.
> >
> > Well, they better should have never done so 8-).  Seriously, this is
> > something that needs to get addressed (fall back to modern as we do
> > the other way around for JDK 1.2 and 1.1).
>
> +1
>
> I'll commit a fix.

Fix is in ANT_15_BRANCH


> > Documenting it in <javac>'s doc and on a 1.4 issues page is better
> > than implicitly setting command line switches just because we feel the
> > default value is wrong.
>
> Ok. I'll get all the projects I am commiter and have 1.1 support updated.

I suppose we could send a note out to the appropriate jakarta (and xml) mail
lists.

> Again, my problem is not the fact that in most cases we'll generate
> code that doesn't work with 1.1 ( it's Sun fault and goal ). My
> problem is that jikes and other compilers migh have problems
> working with the compiled code. JDK1.1 is not the only consumer
> for the 1.1 class version tag, compilers use it too and this
> may brake non-Sun compilers too, not only 1.1 VMs.
>

Interesting to see that you state it is the aim. Decided it was time to put
the MSJVM to bed, I suppose.



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