[PATCH] Use Jikes as default compiler rather than Pizza.

Archie Cobbs archie at whistle.com
Tue Apr 20 09:50:33 PDT 1999

Alexandre Oliva writes:
> On Apr 20, 1999, Niels Kristian Bech Jensen <nkbj at image.dk> wrote:
> > as the default compiler if Jikes is installed somewhere in the PATH:
> > +JIKES="`type -path jikes`"
> Except that it will only work if /bin/sh happens to be bash, which
> makes it unacceptable.
> IMO, the right approach is to use the detected value of JIKES in
> configure.in to enable or disable the use of jikes.  But I don't see
> why this would be useful at all: you could always create your own
> alias or link for javac -> jikes...

I think it would be useful. It does two things: (a) use jikes for javac
if it exists (without requiring you to think), and (b) sets the JIKESPATH
variable automatically (which you would otherwise have to do manually).


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