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From "Howard M. Lewis Ship" <>
Subject RE: [BCEL] and Javassist
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2003 23:51:16 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dain Sundstrom [] 
> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 6:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [BCEL] and Javassist
> Except Java Assist is LGPL and controlled by Marc Fleury, who 
> definitely does not want to see this project succeed.

It's living at JBoss, but is maintained by Shigeru Chiba, not Fleury.

> To be honest, I just want a simple solution to the problem, but it 
> needs to be fast otherwise we can just use reflection.  If there is 
> some (free) tool out there that we can use that does this in 
> 4 line of 
> code that would be cool, but I really, really, really don't 
> want to get 
> into a huge AOP discussion right now.  We have a fairly small set of 
> places we need to generate byte code, and we especially don't need to 
> be side tracked into an exploration into AOP frameworks.

Javassist has a lot of functionality we/I don't need (for Geronimo, for Hivemind, for Tapestry),
the ease-of-use of the subset we do need is tremendous.

Just my two cents; I don't have the bandwidth to contribute to Geronimo in any meaningful


Howard M. Lewis Ship
Creator, Tapestry: Java Web Components

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