question on jigsaw build
maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Mon Jan 25 12:43:21 UTC 2016
the current build system in JDK 9 has a way to recover all the source
dirs for a given module, by doing something like this:
That is, the build system exports a function that can be passed a module
name and will return all the source roots for the module with that name.
This is an extremely helpful piece of functionality when building things
like IDE support - as one can leverage the knowledge of the build system
in order to put together an IDE projects with the right paths in it,
regardless of the OS and ARCH (details which are all taken care of by
the build itself).
I see that this functionality is now removed from the current jigsaw
build - which instead declares a sequence of (dynamically defined)
targets to compile a module with name xyz; as a result, the variables
containing the source roots for xyz are not exported anymore, thus
severely impacting usability from 3rd party build tools.
What is the plan in this direction? Is there any talks about having the
build system export a pseudo API for querying variables (source roots,
generated sources, output dirs) for a given module w/o compiling them?
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