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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] build - first round done
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2006 10:05:43 GMT


Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> On 6/16/06, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@gmail.com > wrote:
>>>  Also, are we incrementally fixing all the 1.5 related issues as we find
>> >> them?
>>
>> >This is not exactly 1.5 issue yet. It is 1.5 classlib compiled as
>> 1.4issue :)
>>
>> >Actually there is a question of whether we want the VM to still work
>> with
>> 1.4
>> >*only* classlib. Adding hardcoded loads for 1.5 only interfaces to the
>> code
>> >will make it unable to work with classlib which doesn't have these
>> classes. I
>> >am not sure if it is bad or not.
> 
> 
>   Yes, that was my question also, about this incremental move to 1.5. The
> way we are compiling the classlibs currently... with
> source=1.5target=jsr14|1.4 flags is surely just a temporary step on
> the way to fully
> switching to 1.5? 

Or course.

> In which case, we may be better off updating DRLVM to
> handle the full 1.5 compile instead of doing these hardloads.

What is a "hardload"?

>   And we can just treat these hard changes as partial fixes to keep things
> working, pending the full DRLVM update, and drop completely the need to
> keep
> a version 1.4 compatible. Could someone advise if that is OK?

We don't really *need* to be 1.4 compatible.

geir


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