Fwd: Re: RFR(xxs): 8072935: Fix missing newline at end of file after 8067447

Dave Pointon pointo1d at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 13:46:27 UTC 2015

Hi all ,

Not that I have any say in this matter, but I concur with Volker and would
support his suggestion.

​Rgds ,​

Dave Pointon FIAP MBCS

Now I saw, tho' too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the
cost and before we we judge rightly of our strength to go thro' with it -
Robinson Crusoe

On 12 February 2015 at 13:27, Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I don't think we should enforce a minimum Version for GCC (actually we
> would have to enforce an exact version because the master builds at
> Oracle are only tested with exactly one compiler version - see
> https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/Build/Supported+build+platforms).
> Different users have different requirements and if somebody for some
> reason has to use an older/newer version of GCC we shouldn't make that
> unnecessarily hard. But issuing a warning during the configure step
> would be fine for me.
> I think that compiling a project with different compilers or different
> versions of a compiler is a very good overall health check. In this
> case we detected a file without new-line at the end of files. I think
> everybody agrees this is something we do not want to have, no
> difference if it is objected by the official build tools.
> I'd like to propose a new test in jcheck instead which checks for this
> situation.
> Regards,
> Volker
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:49 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
> wrote:
> > We don't have a minimum version currently. I agree that it would be a
> good
> > idea, but if we define one, wouldn't we also need to take responsibility
> of
> > testing that it keeps working?
> >
> > /Erik
> >
> >
> > On 2015-02-12 12:58, David Holmes wrote:
> >>
> >> Please see attached - do we have a minimum gcc version set in configure?
> >> If not, should we? I would think yes.
> >>
> >> David
> >
> >

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