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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Javac, Jikes and java 1.1-1.3
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2000 06:22:44 GMT
On 11/15/00 9:42 PM, "Peter Seibel" <> wrote:

> Does anyone (esp. anyone working at Javasoft) know anything about the likely
> fate of JDC RFE 4164450 "Standard interface for Java compilers". It seems
> like it would be a pretty easy API to cook up and probably easy for compiler
> writers to support. (Much easier, say, than the JPDA). It's not like the
> world's going to end without it but it would put things like Ant's use of
> javac on a slightly firmer footing. (And would make the Javac task much
> easier to write, as soon as someone wrapped Jikes in a thin layer of Java to
> support the API.)

There's likely going to be a JSR (java specification request) on just this.
It's actually *not* an easy API to cook up, even though it appears that way.
But, it's something that I'm actively following within JavaSoftware right
now as it would make Ant's life much easier. :)

James Duncan Davidson                              
                                                                  !try; do()

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