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.
CompilerFrontEnd should not be spitting out byte containing compiled into binaries. It should instead apply the input FormClass and recompile a bunch of classes and place them in the FormClass. However, a FormWriter could turn said things into the required bits as needed.
Seems I am getting a ServiceConfigurationError, that SimpleCompiler is not a sub type of CompilerFrontEnd. However it is a sub-type, it is extended off it.
Actually, the URLClassLoader does not have a parent, which might be why. And it works now. However the file format fails to work now though.
Having slight ServiceLoader woes, however I can avert that by making the binary format loading stuff able to be told to look in a ClassLoader for extra binary formats.
Ok, now that I fixed some things related to hairball builder it is time to change the recompiler still a bit so that there is also a linker used with is separated from the compiler.
The linker could be added later however so I know what to expect after compiling things.
"run-package" is going to need an -a/-A option to add extra packages to be included as dependencies when things run, otherwise k8-debug will be required to have hairball in it and be a bit more complicated.
Now that basic set of commands is around, time for a GUI.
An interfaces that uses tabs would be nice.
Using lambdas for Swing actions would be handy and make things a bit easier in SQ.
Will need to implement field signatures.
To handle JARs which have been loaded by the debugger system I can create a FileSystemView which creates a filter and layer over the system provided one so that classes within JAR files are visible. The files naturally would not truly exist, however their usage is limited and should not cause trouble with regards to native usage.
Well, I have two choices, or can possibly do both. Load a JAR and provide a tab which shows the contents of the JAR for later opening, or do the FileSystemView thing. The FileSystemView would probably be much more concise as I can easily share code and such.