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From Jose Alberto Fernandez <>
Subject Re: Where is documented?
Date Fri, 07 Apr 2000 18:24:06 GMT

All this talk about javac and what should be visible and what should
not, just points out the need for the Java Specs to define a standardize
way to access a Java Compiler. With JSPs and other technologies
that require compilation of generated code it should be obvious that
we cannot continue using javap to try to solve this problem.

Perhaps we need something similar to JAXP (the standarizd API for
XML parsers) that all Java compiler providers should support to make
tools portable to different environments.

Anyone willing to make an JSR out of this?

Jose Alberto

Robin Green wrote:

> > > Where can I find documentation on the various JDK versions of
> > >
> >
> >In the source code.
> >
> The modern compiler in JDK1.3 is at The old
> compiler is maintained for backward compatibility at
> However, because the former is based on someone else's code (IIRC), the
> source for this "modern" javac is not shipped even in the SCSL source
> release.
> Even so, you can still use javap to get the method signatures, which is what
> I did. I did post a working patch for modern compiling a while back - it
> should be in the mail list archives (there are no web archives yet, but you
> can get still get it with an ezlm command).
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