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Re: OpenJDK binaries

On Fri 27 Feb 2009 at 20:06:49 +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Install the required packages
>   * build and install java1.6 from pkgsrc 

I never understood why you need Java to build Java, especially given
that the bytecode interpreter appears to be written in C++ (at least
Sun's). (In fact it can't be written in Java otherwise who'd interpret
its bytecode?) So the bootstrapping process could easily work the
standard way: build the bytecode interpreter, and use it to run any Java
code that is required later on in the build process. Somehow I expect
that the fact that it isn't so, is a deliberate complication by Sun.

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