[m-dev.] Bootstrapping in the Java backend?

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Wed Apr 17 22:57:58 AEST 2013

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Paul Bone <paul at bone.id.au> wrote:

> > You cannot have Mercury programs in that directory.  There's no way
> > it could be compiled with the source distribution.  The contents of the
> util
> > directory are the first thing that is built (i.e. before the standard
> > library, which
> > we we would need to link any Mercury program against).
> I made it work by altering the way things are built in the main Makefile,
> This can still build the C programs in util before the runtime, but build
> the Mercury programs in util (just mfilterjavac) after the runtime and
> standard library.

Is there any reason that it can't go into a separate directory?  I don't
like the idea of the workflow you're getting make to do during the build
there -- it's kind of non-obvious.

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