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From Peter Reilly <peterrei...@apache.org>
Subject Re: How to modernize Jikes support?
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:40:59 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>Hi,
>
>when I added support for -bootclasspath to Jikes, we've already broken
>for oldish versions of Jikes.  There are a couple of additional
>requests in Bugzilla that ask us to keep track of Jikes improvements,
>namely that we use -g:none in the case of debug="false" and also
>support -extdirs.
>
>I see the following options to go ahead (names are open for
>discussion, of course):
>
>(1) move forward and assume all people use a modern version of jikes - this
>    together with a note in WHATSNEW since it would break Ant on older
>    jikes installations.
>
>(2) add a new compiler name "oldjikes" and enable the newer features
>    only if "jikes" has been chosen instead of "oldjikes" - this
>    together with a note in WHATSNEW since it would break Ant on older
>    jikes installations.
>
>(3) add a new compiler name "newjikes" and enable the newer features
>    only if "newjikes" has been chosen instead of "jikes".
>
>So far I haven't checked which version of jikes added the new
>features, version 1.15 (released 2001) on my Linux box does support
>-bootclasspath but neither -g:none nor -extdirs.  If it turns out that
>those two have been supported for more than a year or two, I'd go for
>(1) myself.
>  
>
This sounds resonable.

Peter


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