[PATCH] documenting the need for ecj.jar

Bruno Haible bruno@clisp.org
Sun Mar 4 16:58:00 GMT 2007


Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> There is only one detail which confuses me a bit:
> 
>    Necessary to build the Java front-end of @command{gcj}.
> 
> Isn't @command{gcj} our Java front end?  Did you mean GCJ here, Bruno,
> or is this equivalent to "the @command{gcj} Java front end"?

I meant that @command{gcj} can still be used to compile Java .class files
to native code, even without ecj.jar. ecj.jar is only needed when the
input are .java files. But maybe this distinction is not necessary, because
people don't want to have a half-functional gcj anyway? I don't know.

Bruno



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