gcj and jikes
Thu May 1 21:43:00 GMT 2003
>>>>> Tom Tromey writes:
> I think it would be fairly easy to attach the jikes front end to gcj.
> This would be a vast improvement, since jikes is much better at
> parsing the Java language; for instance, jikes can compile Eclipse,
> whereas gcj cannot.
> The non-technical barrier is licensing. jikes is under the IBM public
> license. We'd probably have to get some sort of special dispensation
> from RMS (and/or IBM) to do this.
If I understand correctly, everyone likes the idea of attaching the jikes
front end to gcj. Did we come to a decision to make this a reality? If
yes, the first thing is to clarify licensing issues. Is there any progress
concerning this item? Thanks.
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