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From Kevin Riff <>
Subject Re: Other Java compilers?
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2000 22:43:11 GMT
"Kevin A. Burton" wrote:

> Russ Atkind wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering if it's possible to have Ant use a Java compiler other than
> > javac and jikes.  I'm using an object database that requires use of its own
> > compiler to do preprocessing before passing it off to javac.  If the current
> > code doesn't support this, perhaps I could make the change myself; would it
> > be difficult?
> At the very minimum you have 'exec'

Would it make sense to add an attribute to the JavaC task that allows you to
enter the path to an arbitrary compiler? It could be implemented using
Runtime.exec(..) similarly to how the Jikes compiler is done.

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