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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] Dynamic class loading
Date Sat, 07 Oct 2006 05:50:35 GMT


Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> Fedotov, Alexei A wrote:
>> Hello, Nathan,
>>
>> Had Nikolay said anything about JVM modification? As far as I understand
>> him the class library should be just enhanced with this smart class
>> loader.
>>
>> Now imagine how our reproducers would look in JIRA:
>>
>> java -cp http://svn.apache.org/...
>> -Djava.system.class.loader=org.apache.harmony.Nikolagent TestClass
>>
>> Just cut & paste it in your console with Harmony JRE in PATH!
> 
> Like I said, this can be done *already* with a loader written in java
> that wraps around the system classloader without having to modify
> *anything* in the way the java system runs.
> 
> Not that I'm against something like the above, but I'm not really happy
> about introducing "harmony enhancements" before we pass certification.
> 

As you note, this is something that can be included at "application 
level", and there is no reason to bundle it with a JDK/JRE.  And, as you 
note, there are no plans to deviate from the standard JDK/JRE package 
right now...

geir

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