PROPOSAL: Compiletime information access
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Sun Mar 29 00:14:27 PDT 2009
rssh at gradsoft.com.ua wrote:
>>> - improving proposal about access to compile-time information about
>>> local context can have some sence (?)
>> Given the existing capabilities of annotation processors, I don't think
>> the proposed API is necessary or desirable.
> I does not understand, why Joseph Darcy think, that existing capabilities
> of annotation processing may allows programmer use compile-time
> information about local context (it's not true for now).
Joe Darcy thinks standardized annotation processing is an existing
feature in the platform to address problems in the space of analyzing
programs and generating code. The first-line solution to problems in
this space is to approach the problem in a way that can be addressed by
the existing annotation processing facilities. Even if a particular
worthwhile issue in this class of problem cannot be solving by
annotation processing (or a small extension to annotation processing),
we will probably choose to not provide a solution to the problem in the
platform because the marginal utility of the solution over annotation
processing is likely to be too small.
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