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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: new JSR on Java Compiler API
Date Fri, 11 Oct 2002 09:09:44 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> People,
> Neal Gafter is about to start the process for a new JSR on Java 
> Compiler API which would hopefully make it fir Tiger (aka Java 1.5). 
> He asked me if there are people interested in helping out with the 
> details of bootstrapping this from Apache and since we (and Tomcat) 
> are the one who need this the most (for XSP and sitemap compilation), 
> I thought about asking here.
> The idea is to allow us to compile stuff without having to use the 
> filesystem to retrieve both the source file and the classes on which 
> the code to be compiled depend upon.
> So, if you are a committer and want to join, just raise your hand and 
> we'll see what happens.

What would be  very cool is to be able to specify line numbers of the 
source file that generated the Java code (like #line in C). This would 
allow for source-level XSP debuggers !


Sylvain Wallez
  Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon 

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