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From "Mark Hindess" <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] Require compiler options that allow partial 5.0 language features
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2006 10:38:52 GMT
+1

This opens up so many new opportunities for contribution that I think
it's worth the risk of relying on an undocumented compiler feature ...
and since the Eclipse compiler supports it then the risk is mitigated
to a large extent anyway.

Regards,
 Mark.


On 3/17/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> 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
>
> --
>
> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>


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Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
IBM Java Technology Centre, UK.

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