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From Remi Forax <>
Subject Re: module information creation for Groovy 3
Date Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:25:28 GMT

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> De: "Jochen Theodorou" <>
> À: "dev" <>
> Envoyé: Vendredi 15 Juin 2018 17:38:29
> Objet: Re: module information creation for Groovy 3

> Am 15.06.2018 um 08:58 schrieb Remi Forax:
>> Hi,
>> moditech provides two different things,
>> - if you are an application, you can add the module-info to your dependencies,
>> from the POV of the VM, it means all your code will be modular so you can use
>> jlink to create a minimal docker file
>> - you can add module-info to your own jar
>> The first case is fully valid, i do the same thing but fully automatically
>> (doing a static analysis) with pro [1], it's great but only works if you are
>> the final application, not a library,
>> the second case adds maintenance burden because the module-info doesn't get
>> updated when you change the code source or the pom.xml, so you can have the pom
>> and the module-info disagreeing on the dependency, a package you have just
>> added being exported by default exported (instead of been non-exported by
>> default), a service being declared in the META-INF but not in the module-info
>> etc.
>> So it means that you have to test your produced jars twice, with the classpath
>> and with the module-path to catch the regressions you may have introduced by
>> not updating the moditech plugin configuration to the changes done in the
>> source code. Without modifying the test to run twice, you will get nasty
>> surprises :(
> that might be true, but don't I have to do this anyway? And not only
> that. I have to test as a system module as well.

yes !

> bye Jochen


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