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Re: can Mauve help me test a PersonalJava implementation?

Steven> Ok.  I used -target 1.1 and that worked to produce class files that
Steven> are acceptable to a JDK 1.1.8 VM.  Now the problem is that
Steven> SimpleTestHarness won't run on a JDK 1.1.8 VM:
Steven>         java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Comparable

Yeah, -target N is not that useful if you are using classes that
didn't appear in that release.  (This is something we could teach the
free systems to warn about :-)

Steven> If I go to the labor of crafting a replacement for SimpleTestHarness
Steven> that confines itself to 1.1 APIs, will I also find that there are
Steven> individual tests for which the subject of the test is a 1.1 API (and
Steven> therefore the test earns the JDK1.1 tag) but the way the test is
Steven> written drags in 1.2 - 1.5 APIs for the test verification?

Probably.  Those are bugs, though.

Steven> I come back to my original question: are people out there really using
Steven> the current Mauve with PersonalJava (or JDK 1.1) implementations?

Not that I know of.


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