Bug#432541: eclipse-cdt FTBFS with gcj-4.2
aph at redhat.com
Sun Mar 2 13:26:58 UTC 2008
Andrew Haley wrote:
> There are areas where compliant jvms might behave differently. For
> example, the exact time when dependent classes are loaded isn't defined.
> Maybe at class initialization time, maybe later. All the the spec
> requires is that ClassNotFoundExceptions aren't raised until classes
> are referred to. So, it is possible that Eclipse requires some precise
> semantics of class loading beyond what is strictly required by the
> spec. Maybe compiled code loads classes earlier than interpreted
> code, and maybe *the effective classpath has changed* by the time gij
> tries to load org.eclipse.core.runtime.Plugin.
And, in turn, this means that potentially the same VM may behave differently
in interpreted and compiled mode...
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