native2ascii be removed from JDK?
erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Wed Apr 8 08:32:24 UTC 2015
Note that the JDK build itself uses native2ascii for the man pages. I
have no idea why or if this is actually necessary. Here is the code:
$(MKDIR) -p $(@D)
$(CAT) $< \
| $(NATIVE2ASCII) -encoding eucJP \
| $(SED) 's/@@VERSION@@/$(THIS_JDK_VERSION)/g' \
| $(NATIVE2ASCII) -reverse -encoding $1 \
On 2015-03-30 23:37, Mandy Chung wrote:
> There are several existing ways to do native to ascii conversion. For
> example, IDEs like NetBeans and IntelliJ support the transparent
> native-to-ascii conversion. There is also maven native 2 ascii plugin.
> JEP 226 proposes to support UTF Properties file that will address the
> original motivation of creating the native2ascii tool.
> While native2ascii used to be a convenient tool for some developers to
> use, it may be time to remove it in JDK 9 and developers can use IDEs
> and Maven plugin and other build tools.
> Any thought?
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