95Re: [javax_compiler] Re: Welcome to the discussion group for JSR199 (standard API for Java compilers)
- Jul 25, 2003
> Please, folks: when you reply to an email to this list, edit theOops, sorry. You may have said this earlier and I may have noted it
> recipient field.
but there is so little traffic on this list that I forgot ;-)
>> How does our chair feel about taking the time to study existing compilerYou misunderstood me. I wasn't suggesting that you kill yourself at work:
>> APIs before we go beyond the "minimal" program?
> I expect to be working 60+ hours per week until Tiger code freeze, as I
> have been since late last year. I simply cannot take on any additional
we need our chairman! Rather, I meant that if we take the time to study
existing APIs, then for sure the odds of getting anything beyond the
"minimal program" into Tiger drop to zero.
In addition, there's a policy issue there. The Generics JSR spec had these
infamous and very controversial "non-goals". So, we must first decide
what trying to accomodate existing compiler APIs shall be to us: a goal,
a non-goal or an anti-goal? Now I, too, am feeling like a theologist ;-)
In other words, is that something we wish to care about and how much?
> How would you feel about doing this study, proposing something else, andI don't think I can do that by August 15 either but otherwise I am
> prototyping it in javac?
willing to try, yes.
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