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From "Aleksey Shipilev" <aleksey.shipi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][pack200] Move to Java 1.5?
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:45:16 GMT
Aha, I see, Alex. Sorry for not including you into the headline.
I would practice my patience when reading the code :)

Thanks,
Aleksey.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Alex Blewitt <alex.blewitt@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Aleksey Shipilev
> <aleksey.shipilev@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Sian, Andrew!
>>
>> Can we port pack200 to Java 1.5? Is there any rationale to stay with Java 1.4?
>> It would improve the code readability a lot: explicit iterators would
>> go away, some classes can be generalized, etc.
>
> The reason for keeping the majority of the implementation at Java 1.4
> levels is so that they could be used with 1.4 systems that don't have
> pack200 installed. For example, Eclipse has considered using it to
> support downloads of pack200 if running on a VM where neither the pack
> classes nor the unpack executable are available.
>
> Alex
>

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