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From James Strachan <>
Subject ASM looks cool but LGPL (was Re: [bcel] Is anyone a BCEL expert?)
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2003 07:29:13 GMT
I've heard good reports of ASM

and its very small (22Kb) - only problem is its LGPL :(. Anyone fancy 
trying to persuade them to change licence :)

On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 11:35  pm, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 04:30 PM, Jens Schumann wrote:
>> On 8/22/03 05:11 PM Dain Sundstrom <> wrote:
>>> We are going to need some BCEL code which varies from simple to quite
>>> complex.  If you are an expert or eager to learn, here is what we 
>>> need
>>> (from simple to complex):
>> [...] A few examples creating bytecode [...]
>> I guess I touch a sensitive topic here, but wouldn't it be better to
>> approach a AOP style solution instead - maybe by using AspectWerkz or
>> something. I think in the long run there is more involved than 
>> creating
>> proxies for field interception only etc.
> I would really, really, really like to delay the AOP framework 
> discussion to much latter.   We have just a few places we need byte 
> code generation, and not an entire framework.  If you have a *free* 
> tool that we *can* use that do the mentioned things easily, and 
> generates fast code (like bcel can), them please show us how (a 
> patch), otherwise I think we should just go with BCEL (for now).
> -dain


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