14 Sep 2002 tromey   » (Master)

Build Tool

Not much work this week. However, I have done some thinking about the front end. My current plan is to build things so that all work -- not simply the work of running the build instructions, but also the work of elaborating the tree -- will be done in parallel. This requirement is a consequence of allowing one step of the build fill in new dependencies for a subsequent step. I've also thought a bit about requirements for the lexical structure of the input files.

Movies

What's Up Doc?. Watched this again, probably the 5th or 6th time. I love this movie. It is a nice homage to the early screwball comedies, and is hilarious besides. Some people I know won't watch it since it starts Barbra Streisand; fortunately I'm not victim to that particular ideological narrowness.

Il Mostro. Another Benigni comedy. This one wasn't as funny as Johnny Stecchino.

Eclipse and gcj

As often happens, someone sent in a patch for one of the gcj bugs I was planning to fix. That's some odious debugging I don't have to do :-).

SWT, as it turns out, is not 64-bit clean. And changing it to be so looks to be a fair amount of work (which, eventually, I'll probably have to do). I find this irritating; it isn't hard to write 64-bit clean code from the start.

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