Re: Java front end? (Steve_Kilbane)
23 Feb 1996 18:20:38 -0500

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From: (Steve_Kilbane)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 Feb 1996 18:20:38 -0500
Organization: DSDIC Team, Cegelec Projects Ltd.
References: 96-02-275
Keywords: Java, lex, parse (Richard A. O'Keefe) writes:
> There is a student here who is interested in building a style checker
> for Java as a project. It would save him a lot of time, and result in
> a more powerful checker for everyone, if he could start from an
> existing Java front end.

Have you approached Sun on this? When the Alpha came out, the
licence to the sources was free, I think. You pretty much just had
to email them saying you wouldn't sell anything based on it.
Given that you're academic, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Sun
were happy to cooperate.


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