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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] Require compiler options that allow partial 5.0 language features
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2006 15:04:16 GMT
It is available in both Sun and Eclipse compilers (as different names),
so I'll take that as +1.

Of course, as soon as the JCHEVM can understand 1.5-format class files
we'll drop the target flag.

Regards,
Tim

Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> I'm scared of tying us to only 1 compiler, although it would be nice to
> get going on some of the 5.0 features.
> 
>>
>> 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)
> 
> +1 as long as this can be found in both the Sun and Eclipse compilers,
> 
> -1 if not
> 
> geir
> 
> 

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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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