jar manifest main class can contain /

Bryce McKinlay bryce@albatross.co.nz
Sun Mar 18 14:11:00 GMT 2001

Mark Wielaard wrote:

> A jar Manifest file can contain a main-class field that contains '/' in the
> class name instead of '.' to seperate the packages. For example:
>   Main-Class: at/dms/kjc/Main
> So this patch replaces all '/' with '.' in the jarMainClassName string.
> 2001-03-18  Mark Wielaard  <mark@klomp.org>
>         * gnu/gcj/runtime/FirstThread.java (main): replace / with . in
>         jarMainClassName
> OK to commit?

Since the Jar URLClassLoader should be handling this format already, maybe a
better fix would be for FirstThread or whatever to be explicitly creating its
own Jar URLClassLoader and passing that to Class.forName() in the "gij -jar"
case? I think to implement the correct 1.2 semantics we need to have a
seperate ClassLoader instance loading interpreted classes anyway - right now I
think that everything gets loaded by the one, system classloader which doesn't
seem right.

But as a quick workaround, this is fine to commit.


  [ bryce ]

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