[kaffe] Poor CLASSPATH handling...

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Sun May 5 20:10:13 PDT 2002

Yeah, when I looked at the code, I wasn't to impressed with the handling of
error conditions.  And basic CLASSPATH handling isn't very good either.
This is definitely near the top of my list of things to get fixed.


 - Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jukka Santala" <jsantala at tml.hut.fi>
To: <kaffe at kaffe.org>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 6:19 AM
Subject: [kaffe] Poor CLASSPATH handling...

> [jsantala at yavin bin]$ export CLASSPATH=foobar.jar
> [jsantala at yavin bin]$ jar
> In other words, Kaffe appears to fail/crash silently if it can't find any
> component in the CLASSPATH (And this appears to include classpaths
> specified in jar files, making most pre-bundled jar-files unusable). It
> appears this is the net problem that was keeping XSmiles/Xalan from
> running with the latest Kaffe desktop-edition builds. As luck would have
> it, I have important business elsewhere, so I'll have to leave fixing it
> to somebody else ;) (Unless it isn't fixed by the time I come back...
> altough I'm not too familiar with this part of the code, and there's no
> exceptions etc. available that early to track execution...)
>  -Jukka Santala
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