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From Stuart Monteith <>
Subject Re: System Properties and Env vars
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:51:50 GMT
Hi David,
     This brings us back to the whole "Collections" problem where classes
can be implemented differently by different JREs. Which is, of course, a
more general problem. We possibly need to build on the basic API a means
of abstracting access to SDK classes and provide means of extending this.


David Griffiths wrote:
> One thing to bear in mind is that the implementation of Hashtable (the
> superclass of Properties) can vary between JVMs. For instance our Java
> 1.4 and Java 5 versions use private fields with different names. Of
> course you can still have code above Kato that says "if table field
> exists do this, else if elementData field exists do this etc". But
> given how useful access to the system properties is it may be easier
> to just add it to Kato?

Stuart Monteith

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