-jar option and the modulepath
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sat Nov 24 10:10:18 UTC 2018
On 23/11/2018 19:51, Scott Palmer wrote:
> I’m curious how this relates to the -m or —module option.
> I had though it looked like the module equivalent of the -jar option.
The argument to --module/-m is a <module-name> (or
<module-name>/<main-class>), not a JAR file. I'm sure the topic of
executable modular JARs files be back on the table some day but it needs
to be looked at in conjunction with the issues around having multiple
modules in the same artifact. They would be likely be work needed in
several Maven plugins and other parts of the eco system too. In the
mean-time, it's not too hard to package multiple modules into the same
JAR file and have a main class that creates a configuration and module
layer from the modules in the JAR files.
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