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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: rmic design question-quick one I think
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2002 19:57:44 GMT
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 02:12, Dean Hiller wrote:
> This question is to developers but I have copied the user list as many
> users may want to know....
>     I have a question about the design of rmic.  Looking at the code, it
> uses base as the source and the destination for rmi generation, unlike
> javac.  Taking a look at rmic that came with jdk1.3(I don't have much
> knowledge of previous rmic's), the source comes from the classpath, and the
> -d option specifies the target, clearly allowing ant rmic task to have a
> separate source and destination folder.  My question is, why was the design
> not done this way?? and is there plans to change it? or can I
> modify it, so that either base is required or dest and src is required(for
> backwards compatibility). This way so that those that want to generate
> their rmic from one location and place it somewhere else can(this is very
> common as stubs get posted on web sites and the rest of the code doesn't
> sometimes). thanks for any info you can provide,

sounds like a fine patch as long as it can be kept backwards compatible by 



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