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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Switching to a 5.0 compiler
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:35:47 GMT
2006/4/5, George Harley <george.c.harley@googlemail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> Using the Sun 5.0 javac with the "jsr14" target it is possible to do a
> complete compile of the Harmony Java source and successfully run the
> tests on the existing VME. That means we could add in more contributions
> that depended on 5.0 language features being understood instead of
> letting them queue up.
>
> So +1 from me for using the straightforward but undocumented "jsr14"
> target as a purely temporary measure to keep things moving onwards.

+1

Thanks,
Mikhail

>
> Best regards,
> George
>
>
> Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> > 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).
> >
> > Etienne
> >
> > 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.
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
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