Preferring class files to source files in

Fredrik Öhrström oehrstroem at
Thu Nov 14 04:37:52 PST 2013

2013/11/14 Joel Borggren-Franck <joel.franck at>

> Thinking out loud here. While I do understand your usecase, don't we
> want the opposite to be the default case? If javac finds a source and a
> class file and the timestamps are suspect isn't the responsible thing to
> do to compile the source again?

This is indeed the responsible thing. However, we are talking about
timestamps inside jars here. Jeremy wants to deal with class+source
inside the jar. I want to deal with class in rt.jar and source outside of

Then you have class+source outside of jar which is the simplest case, ie
use the timestamps.

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