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From Greg Brown <gkbr...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Add source JARs to binary distribution?
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2009 17:03:21 GMT
That's probably true for stepping through the code - I hadn't thought  
of that. OTOH, it still might be valuable for auto-complete - without  
the source, Eclipse doesn't know what variable names to use when you  
create a new class or method - they all come out as "arg0", "arg1",  
etc. It's very convenient not to have to look at the Javadoc when you  
want to override or implement a method.

We could also consider including debug binaries, in addition to the  
release ones.

On Jun 5, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Todd Volkert wrote:

> This only makes sense if we turn on debug info in our binary jars --  
> we
> currently don't.  Without debug info, the IDE won't know which line is
> executing anyway, so the source is meaningless.  I'd suggest that  
> someone
> wanting to step through Pivot code when they debug their app should  
> just
> download the source distribution and build it themselves, then point  
> their
> IDE there.
> -T
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm wondering if it might be valuable to add source JARs to the  
>> binary
>> distribution; e.g. in addition to pivot-core.jar we'd also include
>> pivot-core-src.jar. This would allow projects using Pivot to step  
>> into Pivot
>> code as necessary as well as take advantage of auto-complete features
>> provided by an IDE. Anyone else think this is worth doing?
>> Greg

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