Announcement: Compilation-less Commons-Attributes

I like metadata for some tasks. Luckily for all of us, Commons-Attributes implements metadata for pre-Tiger JDKs. Unluckily, it requires an extra compilation step (with Ant, no less). But no more. I’ve created an extension that does it all in memory.

The class uses both xjavadoc and commons-attributes. Here is an example of usage:

The CommonsMemoryAttributes constructor takes the path to the source code. Using xjavadoc, I am able to parse and deal with the class very quickly.

There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but I think it is a good start

The code is available here. All dependencies are handled through Maven, for your conveinience.

About Johannes Brodwall

Johannes is Principal Software Engineer in SopraSteria. In his spare time he likes to coach teams and developers on better coding, collaboration, planning and product understanding.
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