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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Urgent help with Javac task
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 23:51:41 GMT
At 01:08  6/7/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I had to go and install jikes to be able to get a compilation going. This
>worked, but I do not think I can conviced poeple here that they need to
>install a different compiler just to get ant to work correctly.

well it is to be expected when you use a beta platform with many "features"
and besides jikes is a way better compiler :P

>Finally, does any one know the reason why ant's binaries do not ship with
>its own copies of JAXP binaries in its lib directory? I see no reason why we
>need to go to javasoft and download JAXP and pollute our classpath. Notice
>that we do not need to pollute it for ANT, but just for JAXP. Is there any
>issue on shipping binaries for JAXP?

well you can also download xerces.jar from apache website (at least the CVS
version works :P). So that may be an option.



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