Java libraries and proposal.

Cedric Berger cedric@wireless-networks.com
Thu Apr 12 16:11:00 GMT 2001


Jeff Sturm wrote:

> On 11 Apr 2001, Per Bothner wrote:
> > > The 'add everything' approach only invites DLL hell.
> >
> > Well, first this is what Sun does, at least to some extent, with the
> > "extensions" mechanism.
>
> If I understand this extension mechanism correctly, the class loader can
> potentially search the entire extensions directory at runtime.  That seems
> horribly inefficient if that directory can grow to dozens or hundreds of
> .jar's.

Isn't that an implementation issue?
What I mean is that " if that directory can grow to dozens or hundreds of
.jar's", nothing would prevent gcj from, for example, keeping a directory of
the content of the jar files in some kind of private database for faster startup.
Cedric




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