Building and testing

Nir Lisker nlisker at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 03:39:28 UTC 2018


Hello,

I'm interested in playing with generic specialization. I've a couple of
points to ask about.

1. Building. Following the instructions on the wiki [1], after cloning, the
file get_source.sh does not exist and the commands
    chmod u+x get_source.sh
    ./get_source.sh
fail. I ignored this and continued with
    bash configure
    make images
which complete successfully. Is this fine?

2. Testing. I'm thinking of targeting my attempts at the JavaFX beans.
Observable [2] demonstrates the type verbosity - each primitive type
dictates type hierarchies just so that it can take or return its primitive
value.

Would this area be considered a proper testing grounds for generic
specialization?
Can I expect to be able to replace all type hierarchies of primitives, such
as the ones for ReadOnlyJavaBeanBooleanProperty [3] and
ReadOnlyBooleanWrapper [4] with a single generic one, or is it too
optimistic?

[1] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/valhalla/Main

[2]
https://download.java.net/java/early_access/jdk11/docs/api/javafx.base/javafx/beans/Observable.html

[3]
https://download.java.net/java/early_access/jdk11/docs/api/javafx.base/javafx/beans/property/adapter/ReadOnlyJavaBeanBooleanProperty.html

[4]
https://download.java.net/java/early_access/jdk11/docs/api/javafx.base/javafx/beans/property/ReadOnlyBooleanWrapper.html

Thanks,
Nir


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