Re: Java libraries and proposal.
Jeff Sturm wrote:
> On 11 Apr 2001, Per Bothner wrote:
> > > The 'add everything' approach only invites DLL hell.
> > Well, first this is what Sun does, at least to some extent, with the
> > "extensions" mechanism.
> If I understand this extension mechanism correctly, the class loader can
> potentially search the entire extensions directory at runtime. That seems
> horribly inefficient if that directory can grow to dozens or hundreds of
Isn't that an implementation issue?
What I mean is that " if that directory can grow to dozens or hundreds of
.jar's", nothing would prevent gcj from, for example, keeping a directory of
the content of the jar files in some kind of private database for faster startup.