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From Etienne Gagnon <egag...@sablevm.org>
Subject Re: [classlib] Switching to a 5.0 compiler
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:00:26 GMT
I think that using Sun's javac and Eclipse with their undocumented and
unsupported options during the "transition period" seems the cleanest
strategy for both class library and VM maintenance.  I see no trouble
having such a dependency for a limited period of time (a few months).


Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Using the Eclipse compiler:
>> In the Eclipse JDT UI you *can* specify source=5.0 target=1.4 and I
>> successfully ran code written using generics on a 1.4 VM.  However, the
>> Eclipse batch compiler does not allow this source=5.0 target=1.4
>> combination; and when I asked why the answer was that the UI usage is
>> wrong and will be fixed to prevent that combination.
> LOL!  How about suggesting that users find it useful right now?
> It seems like we have two options - Sun and Eclipse, and because the
> eclipse compiler is CDDL, and can be integrated into our build system,
> we seem to be safe.

Etienne M. Gagnon, Ph.D.            http://www.info2.uqam.ca/~egagnon/
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