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Re: [RFC] Replace Java with Go in default languages

On 11/13/2013 11:29 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Andrew Haley <> wrote:
>> On 11/13/2013 10:56 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
>>> At least we don't need a Java source code frontend, no?  Just keeping
>>> the bytecode compiler and GIJ should be enough?  That way we can
>>> strip the classpath copy of everything that isn't needed, thus not
>>> provide a Java library.  Reduces testing coverage of GCJ to almost
>>> zero, but ...
>> Eh?  We don't even have a Java source code frontend.  In a GCC
>> build we compile everything from bytecode.
> Don't we drop in ecj.jar and compile that to native code?  Ah, seems to
> be an optional feature.  Which means only very little pieces of libgcj should
> be required to bootstrap if we remove that feature without also dropping
> in a classpath.jar?

I don't get it.  If you want not to build libgcj in bootstrap, don't
build it.  But there's no need to mess about like this.


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