Compilation feedback and version question

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at
Thu Oct 29 14:16:38 UTC 2015

On 29 October 2015 at 13:18, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:
>> Bear in mind that the help/usage text of the jar.exe tool has not been
>> updated. As such, jmod.exe looks like its the only thing capable of
>> working with modules.
> The jar tool is significantly enhancement to support modules so check out
> jar --help as Chris suggests.

I ran jar --help and saw no module options. I've just rechecked and
can see that I only read the section from "Compatibility interface"
onwards. My mistake, although given that section starts with a "Usage"
and has a list of options, I fear it may be a confusion for others
(the top of the help result scrolled off the top of the command
window). Perhaps, those compatibility options should only be shown if
you enter "jar --help:compatibility" or similar?


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