# 2014/08/17 ***DISCLAIMER***: _These notes are from the defunct k8 project which_ _precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26!_ _The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such_ _all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no_ _longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it._ ## 01:18 Did a bunch of work, I need a LockedCollections which is similar to Collections, but one where the access is locked to a specific object. Since PackageInfo returns the actual used lists, they are internally synchronized. However, the returned list would not be using the locking object. Therefor a LockedCollection is required so that they cannot be modified. However, it might be best to use LockedCollections internally. There is the Lock interface in the concurrent lock package, however using synchronized should be enough in this case. ## 01:28 Another class that would be handy is a checked collections class which similar to collections has a callback which verifies whether the associated element is legal for addition into the List, Map, or Set. There is already the checked stuff in Collections, however it is slightly weak so I instead will need one that operates using a callback rather than a static type. So perhaps a CallCheckedCollections. ## 04:10 All of this package code seems a bit rather paranoid, but that is a good thing because then values are expected to be sane usually. ## 06:06 To simplify operation and not constantly implement new classes, for the toJson() method I cheat and add it to an array, then extract that singular array value. It works and saves me from implementing more classes or depending on my only implementation. ## 06:19 I should add a special TODO exception that when thrown, in the constructor it just prints the current stack and calls a fatal System.exit(), this way they will never be caught and it will always be fatal. This can work to my advantage to implement code in the event certain exceptions are caught magically. This would be much safer, because currently I use InternalError, of which is catchable. ## 07:04 Code feels a bit nicer with that exception now, provided it builds OK. ## 07:13 Required some minor fixing, and it looks like GIJ does not support getting the stack trace for the current thread. That seems a bit poor however, I could always attempt doing it from a Throwable instead. ## 08:32 I will be able to start work on my compiler soon, I will need a good API however so that way it works well and it is not really ugly. ## 12:13 Made a bunch of changes today, need to figure out tomorrow the best way to implement RFCJsonISR (for auto-detected encoding when reading). Also feels like I did not change much at all. Also just beefed up the mkfossil.sh script to be a bit more verbose, to see which stage it is at. ## 12:17 Before I forget, I will need to split off the package building code so that automatic dependency generation could be used. ## 12:34 Oh wow, Hairball's Main does not even use TemplateMain. ## 13:29 Been cleaning and beefing up the fossil script to make more friendly and safer repository files (such as crippling the ability of anonymous to create tickets and such). I thought about setting an image for the top of the repository page, but I would rather not have a PNG, therefor I will instead opt for the data URI, it is supported on most newer browsers. Now I just need to make an icon of sorts. I can probably make an icon later, as I doubt I can draw one right now. Thought about a pixelated cat of sorts.