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From "Clere, Jean-Frederic" <jfrederic.cl...@fujitsu.siemens.es>
Subject RE: VOTE: JDK1.2 compiler
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:30:34 GMT
Hi,

This will a big problem for me, I have no 1.2 compiler, I am working on a
MainFrame (BS2000) the actual compiler is 1.1.8.
I know I could use a Linux-Box to compile but this means lot of hastle.

Regards

Jena-Frederic

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	costin@costin.dnt.ro [SMTP:costin@costin.dnt.ro]
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 13, 2000 2:43 AM
> To:	tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject:	VOTE: JDK1.2 compiler
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I want to know where do we stand with this issue: please send your vote
> about removing the requirement of a JDK1.1 compiler. 
> 
> Tomcat will still be usable with JDK1.1 and will support it, but for
> compilation you'll have to use a JDK1.2 compiler ( or jikes or any 1.1
> compiler with a JDK1.2 library in classpath ).
> 
> The problem is that it's very hard and ugly to support jdk1.2 features
> that can be compiled with JDK1.1.
> 
> It is reasonably easy to support JDK1.1 - by using the 1.2 objects only in
> local variables and inside if() blocks - if the code is never called the
> object will not be instantiated.
> 
> I know that some of you may use JDK1.1 - and I agree it's important to
> support it, but supporting the compiler is really hard - and it doesn't
> seem to be too many people interested in helping with that. It just add a
> big overhead to anyone who contributes code ( reflection, conditional
> builds, complex code, etc).
> 
> Costin 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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