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From Ariel Constenla-Haile <>
Subject Re: [question] flex and shortcoming
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:02:14 GMT
On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 02:37:23PM +0100, jan iversen wrote:
> The utilities as such are standalone (l10n tools). it works if I set the
> commandline options correct for the linker, so it is not a generic platform
> issue. It is just a "pain in the neck" problem, when you try to make the
> program easy supportable.
> The source cannot be ported to java because it is not really worth porting,
> I am learning the old code (which is really old) and writing it new (after
> discussions with among other juergen) and that could of course be done in
> Java if preferred.
> There are two problems with using java.

The main problem is making Java a build environment prerequisite! (well,
the rat scan and the script generating the source tar balls use ant, but
don't mention them ;) ).

Ariel Constenla-Haile
La Plata, Argentina

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