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.


Had a bunch of sleep, hopefully I can get back to work. What I need is something that can generate jobs which create compile tasks or build tasks, rather than having all of this possibly duplicate code for parsing options and such. Original plan was to use Taskline and friends to create specialized subtasks for the builder or compiler, but that is rather complicated, I will use something far simpler for the running of tasks. With Tasklets it will be possible to bridge completely different systems to depend on each other and unify them.


I have this feeling that all the task code I am writing is far too complex than it should be and there is a much simpler solution to do what I need.


What I need instead is instead of classes such as CoreCompiler and CoreHairball being task masters, I need to have them be individual tasks which may be intertwined with others. I will also need a common state set for those task sets. Then I can have a single task manager that runs all of the specified tasks and which may perform threaded operation between them. If a task being executed requires another object to exist, it can wait until that object is obtained. Work can then go on in other threads while the wait is happening. Bridging of specific subtasks could still be done if needed, but in my case it may never be needed.


For generation of tasks I will keep it simple, for specific compilation or building there will be easy generators or complex generators. The easy generators will use command line options while the complex ones will require purely manual task building.


Need to figure out the best way to get into the tasks for hairball to work.


For compilation tasks, some files will require other classes to exist on the file manager first. However, that might not be possible because those files could be missing or not compiled yet. So I will need some kind of tasked dependency thing to handle the potential cases of such files not being compiled yet. It could go through the UnitLocator but I would rather have it go through the TaskManager. When a compiler task is created it could set a peg for the specified file.