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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] Require compiler options that allow partial 5.0 language features
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:45:25 GMT
+1
I think the risk is outweighed by the fact that it aids us toward our 
goal of 5.0 API implementation.

Tim Ellison wrote:
> As discussed on the list, there is a compiler option in the 5.0
> compilers we use that allows source code containing a subset of Java 5.0
> language features to be compiled into 1.4 compatible class files.
>
> Since this is quite a significant change I'd like to get a vote on
> whether the project should make this compiler option a necessity for our
> code.
>
> The positive outcome of this is that we can develop APIs that rely on
> those 5.0 language features, and run the resulting code on existing
> 1.4-compatible VMs.
>
> The downside is that we are using an undocumented compiler feature on
> the reference implementation (it is supported on the Eclipse compiler).
>
> [ ] +1 - Yes, change the build scripts to compile 5.0 code to 1.4 target
> [ ]  0 - I don't care
> [ ] -1 - No, don't change the compiler options (please state why)
>
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
>   

-- 
Oliver Deakin
IBM United Kingdom Limited


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