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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: tools commands
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2006 18:13:21 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> does it make sense to move the launcher there?  We'll need to reuse for
>> other tools.
> 
> I don't think so.  The tools should be capable of being written in Java
> code, so putting all that logic under enhanced/tools/javadoc or whatever
> makes sense, and creating a common tools framework in Java; but the
> launcher has a closer affinity to the class lib code than a general tool
> would be expected to have (it has to set up the portlib, VMI interface
> to the VM, create the VM etc.).
> 
> I can imaging that we put code in the launcher to make it invoke a tool
> trivially in the tools framework, but that would be a specialization of
> the generic launcher.

Fair enough. Now that I think about it, won't our javac be "java.exe 
SomeClass.class" anyway?


> Regards,
> Tim
> 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> Where do you think we should put this?  It doesn't belong in classlib.
>>>
>>> I'm going to make a  tools subproject that's a peer to classlib to try
>>> and get people working on our toolset.
>>>
>>> Think it should go in there?
>>>
>>>
> 

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