RFR: JDK-8066761: Investigate -sourcepath usage when compiling java

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Dec 8 14:02:47 UTC 2014

On 08/12/2014 12:09, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review this fix, removing the use of -sourcepath when compiling 
> java sources. For a long time, all java compilation lines have 
> included a -sourcepath <srcdir> parameter. We have now concluded that 
> in some cases it's just wrong and the rest of the cases it's just 
> unnecessary.
> I have tried building with and without this patch and enabling sjavac, 
> and the class file output is equivalent in all cases.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8066761
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~erikj/8066761/webrev.01/
This seems right to me but still confusing as to why -sourcepath was 
used in the first place.


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