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From "Morrison, John" <John.Morri...@uk.experian.com>
Subject RE: cvs commit: jakarta-tomcat-4.0 RELEASE-PLAN-4.0.txt
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:41:27 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:craigmcc@apache.org]
> 
> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, jean-frederic clere wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > How was the issue with sun.tools.javac.Main solved?
> >
> 
> It is going to be deferred to a future release.  Here's the reasoning:
> 
> * The Merlin (i.e. JDK 1.4) folks originally planned to simply
>   remove the old compiler entry point.  But they have changed
>   plans, and now it is merely deprecated.  The old compiler *will*
>   work in the 1.4 final release, so the time pressure is off.
> 
> * The new entry point can indeed be programmed to (like Ant does,
>   for example), but it has a crippling disadvantage for a servlet
>   container - it only writes error messages to System.out, so you
>   have to synchronize and do at most one compile at a time.  This
>   is not a good thing, and I'd rather see us take some time to
>   look at alternative approaches.

Nice of them - esp considering that they added a log capability into the
base distribution...

> > Cheers
> >
> > Jean-frederic
> >
> 
> Craig

J.


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