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From "Dominique Devienne" <ddevie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant 1.7 release
Date Fri, 02 Jun 2006 14:22:43 GMT
> We simply can't.  Leaving the generics/erasure problem aside, there is
> a way to ensure you don't compile against methods that are too new,
> but it is painful: start building with JDK 1.2, compile what hasn't
> been compiled by building with JDK 1.3, repeat with JDK 1.4 and 1.5.

What about "cross-compiling" against older JDK's by tweaking the
bootclasspath/extdirs on Javac's command line?

We'd just need to keep older rt.jar files. Anyone tried that before?
(I vaguely recall discussions around this). --DD

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