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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 34138] - Ant should use other compilers when Sun's Javac can not be found
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:36:29 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2005-03-24 14:36 -------
I dont think we should try and be clever and automatically do the right thing,
as that can generate bad support calls. Example: javac & jikes pull in classes
to compile on demand, kjc doesnt. If I write a build file that relys on this, it
will fail on kjc machines; the author of the build file gets a non-replicable
support call. But if the runner of the failing build file had to set some switch
to use kjc, they should know that and provide the info, maybe even a fix.

Better to make it easier for anyone to override the compiler, even if the author
of the build file neglected any way to make this easy.

And yes, jikes is my compiler of choice, 'cept for fancy Java1.5 stuff, and as
soon as jikes does templates, I move back there too.


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