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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Summer Of Code 2006 - Lets get Harmony involved
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:02:09 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> Chris Gray wrote:
>>>> On Monday 24 April 2006 23:34, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> 1) Could we simply have a classloader that can be put in a special
>>>>> mode
>>>>> so it doesn't that unit tests for bootclasspath-resident packages are
>>>>> not on the boot classpath?
>>>> If you mean that the custom classloader would try to load classes
>>>> named (say) java.*.Test* itself instead of delegating to its parent,
>>>> then you should find that the VM won't let you - I'm pretty sure
>>>> that's in the spec somewhere.
>>> We are writing the VM - what I meant was have that mode for the Vm...
>>
>> The point of the VMI is to support multiple VM implementations, so
>> unless you require this mode from every Harmony-compatible VM ...
> 
> No, just the one we're going to use to test the classlibrary.

I would vote -1 to purposely designing the classlib tests to only run on
a particular VM implementation.

( I suspect, though, that I'm missing something in your argument,
because I'm surprised you would be suggesting that -- please correct me
if I misunderstood. )

Regards,
Tim

-- 

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

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