I posted a little while ago about a need to convert Java classes into Typescript declarations.
The problem is, I have some 300 jar archives making up the application which I am trying to get typescript to understand.
You can unzip a jar or use the command
jar to get the contents of that jar, from here scan the output for .class extensions, this is the first bottleneck
If 300 jars contain let's say 100 classes each well you can imagine, it's a big lot of classes.
There is some disk IO going on here but not sure how expensive it is. I am spawning and awaiting a promise in a loop to run this command, 1 at a time I suppose?
Could this be done better?
Node can handle it but my CPU on my MacBook Pro 2020 gets damn hot (nothing new here but, it's absolutely not what I want)
Then the next thing for each class in this parent loop, loop and run
javap to decompile the class and get something that can be parsed into generated typescript a step down the line. This is SLOW and even though we are using spawn it's still not ideal. There is yet more writing to disk here as we try dumping the output to disk.
Is node.js right for this application? Could I use workers or multi processes, is the bottleneck javap or jar maybe, lots of confusion 😑