[kaffe] jikes related problems for the SNAP

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Sat Dec 10 19:12:55 PST 2005

Kiyo Inaba wrote:
> For the latest snap (051208), I got two problems with jikes.
> 1) '--with-jikes' option of configure script got slightly different
>   semantic. Until recently, the option can get parameter for the path
>   of jikes, but this snap did not pass parameter for this option to
>   sub configure. This makes detection of jikes fail in configuring
>   classpath.

>   Do we change not to allow specifying path for jikes from now on, or is
>   it just a bug?

It was a bug. Thanks for reporting it, Kiyo, I've checked in a fix now.

> 2) With older version of jikes (1.19) the option 'no-shadow' is not a
>    valid option, and invocation of jikes failed with this SNAP. I hand
>    edit Makefiles (and TestScript) and got proper result.
>    Checking the version of jikes while configure and set proper
>    pedantic warning corresponding to the version of jikes should be
>    very appreciated.

OK. I've seen that GNU Classpath checks for jikes version already, so I 
can probably model a check off that code. I'll build me a jikes 1.19 and 
play around with it until I have it working.

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