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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: My itches for 1.6
Date Fri, 12 Jul 2002 21:52:31 GMT
At 11:15 AM 7/12/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>2. Classloader improvements. I would like to use a different
>startup procedure, and allow the use of a class loader hierarchy
>similar with what tomcat is using. In particular, the startup
>should be done with empty classpath, and the bootstrap should
>scan the lib directory.
>Obviously, this can be configurable. In particular it should
>be possible to keep the ant runtime in a separate loader, and to
>add paths to the 'core loader' at runtime.
>
>This would solve the junit.jar issues, and much more, and will
>be 99% backward compatible. The only breakage will be if classes
>are using the system class loader directly - those will
>have to be in the parent loader.

This will break almost all the custom tasks I have written and probably 
alot of other peoples tasks if they create their own classloaders.

Cheers,

Peter Donald
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"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind,
and proving that there is no need to do so - almost
everyone gets busy on the proof."
              - John Kenneth Galbraith
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