DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


I will need the best interface for the wrapped compiler, otherwise things will get ugly. It should be kept as simple as possible also.


Need to think of the interface to the compiler, just the invokation and front ends bits.


The interface may interact with the actual command line which contains a bunch of stuff. So it would be if the compilation acts very similar to the actual Java compiler just as using real paths. Although it possible for an unspecified compiler to be able to use a special storage area like my simple compiler. But that is beside the point.


An exit code check will be handy to determine whether a specified javac is k8's compiler wrapper. Since other compilers do not know that extended command they will fail with some unknown exit code or simply ignore it. However, the compiler wrapper returns the specified exit code used by the program and that is known by the script. Simply checking the value three times with odd values should work just in case the normal exit code for an illegal argument matches one of the three numbers.


Going to merge the package-manager and package-api packages into one because there is no need to have a separate API and a separate command line like program.