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From Sri Thuraisamy <sthurais...@basis100.com>
Subject RE: JDK1.2 compiler
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2000 21:20:15 GMT
i vote to remove 1.1

-----Original Message-----
From: John Maher (Laptop) [mailto:jmaher@nctimes.net]
Sent: June 13, 2000 2:22 PM
To: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Re: JDK1.2 compiler


I vote to remove the requirement for 1.1
John Maher
jmaher@sviretail.com

----- Original Message -----
From: <costin@costin.dnt.ro>
To: <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 5:42 PM
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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