[fedora-java] Why no Class-Path manifest attribute?

Andrew Dinn adinn at redhat.com
Wed May 29 09:35:10 UTC 2013

On 29/05/13 10:30, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 05/29/13 10:13, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> The existence of the Class-Path attribute is not widely known, and I was 
>> surprised to see it mentioned in the policy.
> Yes it is, it's very well-known, and is almost universally rejected.
> It bakes hard paths into jarfiles and overrides -classpath.  In other
> words, it has similar disadvantages to -RPATH.
> It's not really suitable for any use, IMO.

I was about post exactly the same response but Andrew beat me to it.
I'll just underline

  _very well-known_

  _almost universally rejected_


   _not really suitable for any use_

Hope that helps ;-)


Andrew Dinn

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