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From "Peter Seibel" <>
Subject RE: Javac, Jikes and java 1.1-1.3
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2000 05:42:27 GMT
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.)


-----Original Message-----
From: James Duncan Davidson []
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: Javac, Jikes and java 1.1-1.3

On 11/14/00 5:13 PM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:

> Why assume anything ? Javac is a horribly broken non-compliant compiler -
> you don't assume - you hope that it does what is supposed to do ;)

Ah -- but which Javac? :) -- the "modern" one in JDK 1.3 is *much* improved
in almost all areas.

James Duncan Davidson                              
                                                                  !try; do()

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