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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Jasper's java compiler.
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2002 23:55:14 GMT


On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 17:52:01 -0500
> From: Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@optonline.net>
> Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Jasper's java compiler.
>
> On 1/25/02 2:02 PM, "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Scott Sanders wrote:
> >
> >> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 10:38:07 -0800
> >> From: Scott Sanders <ssanders@nextance.com>
> >> Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> >> Subject: RE: Jasper's java compiler.
> >>
> >> Yes.  A compiler interface would be a very good thing.  Perhaps Ant has
> >> some usable code as well.
> >>
> >
> > Besides being a useful reusable component, a community around this would
> > be a good forum to discuss requirements for a possible standardized
> > compiler interface.  The existing "classic" APIs that everyone uses
> > (including Tomcat and Ant) are deprecated in JDK 1.4, but the new one is
> > not at all friendly to use inside a multi-threaded environment (it does
> > things like writing only to System.out for error messages, so it looks
> > like we'd have to serialize compiles of JSP pages).
>
> How did that happen, the 'miss' on the compiler API in 1.4?  I mean, there
> must be about 1MM people with suggestions on how to make it better...
>

What we needed/need to do is have a JSR submitted for a compiler SPI
(service provider interface).  The current one is just an internal
unpublished com.sun.xxxxx class -- there's no existing standard.

Wanna start one?

>
> --
> Geir Magnusson Jr.                                     geirm@optonline.net

Craig


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