Being able to finally put a wildcard in our Java classpaths is a “thank god. finally” moment.
Then you read on and see that you need to quote the asterisk to prevent the shell from doing its thing:
java -classpath $LIB/’*’ com.xyzzy.app.Main
Ugly, but still it works.
Then you find out that it isn’t recursive, and there is no option to make that happen yet via ‘**’ or something.
It just shows how behind we are. What do the users really need. Give it to them.
Every little change seems so painful. Especially when I can: require dynamically_work_out_file elsewhere.