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java-commons-bcel 6.1

Byte code engineering library

The Byte Code Engineering Library (Apache Commons BCEL) is intended to give users a convenient way to analyze, create, and manipulate (binary) Java class files. Classes are represented by objects which contain all the symbolic information of the given class: methods, fields and byte code instructions, in particular.

Such objects can be read from an existing file, be transformed by a program (e.g. a class loader at run-time) and written to a file again. An even more interesting application is the creation of classes from scratch at run-time. The Byte Code Engineering Library (BCEL) may be also useful if you want to learn about the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the format of Java .class files.


Install java-commons-bcel 6.1 as follows:

guix install java-commons-bcel@6.1

Or install the latest version:

guix install java-commons-bcel

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.