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From: Mark Mielke <>
To: Alan Eliasen <>
Subject: Re: Why GCJ won't load my plugin when compiling bytecode?
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:54:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 09/11/2011 08:49 PM, Alan Eliasen wrote:
> On 09/09/2011 04:24 PM, Bryce McKinlay wrote:
>> Modern versions of gcj only compile .class files to object code. gcj
>> doesn't directly compile Java source code, nor generate bytecode.
>> (early versions of gcj did do these things, but it was changed years
>> ago)
>       Is this a permanent decision?  Is there any intention to make 
> gcj compile from java source code again?
>    Can anyone give me pointers to where this was decided upon and 
> announced?  I'm curious to see the discussion.

Doesn't seem like years but maybe... Java 5. Support for generics and 
such. Continue enhancing an alternative compiler with limited 
contributors, or use of that is basically guaranteed to be supported 
(Eclipse's compiler). I wasn't part of the decision - only an observer - 
but it seemed like an excellent decision when it was made, and I don't 
see why it isn't an excellent decision still.


Mark Mielke<>

  reply	other threads:[~2011-09-12  0:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-09-09 20:57 Li junsong
2011-09-09 21:03 ` Andrew Pinski
2011-09-09 21:57   ` Li junsong
2011-09-09 22:24     ` Bryce McKinlay
2011-09-09 23:03       ` Li junsong
2011-09-12  0:49       ` Alan Eliasen
2011-09-12  0:54         ` Mark Mielke [this message]
2011-09-12  9:32         ` Bryce McKinlay

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