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Re: Regarding the JAVA primary

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: Regarding the JAVA primary
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 20:08:43 -0400

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 2:25 PM, John Calcote <address@hidden> wrote:
> A problem I foresee is providing the globbing functionality to makefile
> commands. We'd almost need a new auxiliary script (like install-sh) to
> generate lists of files from such glob specs. Not sure yet from where the
> primary functionality would come -- perhaps a java utility, so that the same
> level of portability would be available to java builds as the source that's
> being built. That is, if someone uses the JAVA primary, he/she can expect to
> be required to have additional build functionality available, in the form of
> a JVM and javac compiler. Just a thought.

You can resolve the globbing spec at automake time instead of make
time.  That way, still contains a static list.

If you went this route, I'd be curious how quickly someone ports it to
other primaries :)

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