|Java Compiler Documentation K.Benefield@city.ac.uk (Kerry Benefield) (1998-07-26)|
|Re: Java Compiler Documentation email@example.com (Scott Stanchfield) (1998-07-26)|
|Re: Java Compiler Documentation firstname.lastname@example.org (Cathal McCarron) (1998-07-27)|
|Re: Java Compiler Documentation email@example.com (1998-07-28)|
|From:||Cathal McCarron <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||27 Jul 1998 23:16:10 -0400|
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> >For my project towards an MSc I'm taking I have to modify the Java
> >compiler to introduce a form of assertion support.
> Be careful of licensing issues here -- did you get the javac compiler
> source from Sun? The source license is pretty restrictive. AFAIK,
> there are no docs on it.
The sources are available at my college locally. Sun allow modifications
for educational / research purposes - no commercial stuff without prior
> Pre-processors are used quite a bit for this sort of thing -- also,
> saying that you're modifying the compiler to support a superset of
> Java can leave a very bad taste in many people's mouths -- this is
> more like changing the Java language, which is a big no-no.
I'm going to do it via a specialised form of comment ie
/*+ assertion comment
so any programs can still be put through the normal Java compiler.
> BTW: There's a java 1.1 grammar (with a few minor bugs) for ANTLR 2.x at
> http:www.antlr.org which might provide a decent starting point...)
Thanks for your help!
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