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java-compiler useless?

  What is the purpose of the java-compiler package? including javac is
only a 'should' in the policy, so it is pointless to build-depend on
java-compiler. Therefore, packages must depends on gcj|jikes|... and
have lots of code to determine which is being used.

Would it not be better to say that packages providing java-compiler must
provide javac, which in turn must provide features x, y and z. Then
there could be a simple build-depend on java-compiler and use of javac
throughout the build. 
If you clearly defined features x, y and z, then it should be possible
to create a javac wrapper script for most of the java-compilers
currently in main.

| Mark Howard               cam.ac.uk   mh344@ |
| http://www.tildemh.com    tildemh.com    mh@ |

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