Found out that there was an alternative way to pass Java source files names to the javac compiler :)
Here's what the Java docs say:
There are two ways to pass source code file names to javac:
- For a small number of source files, simply list the file names on the command line.
- For a large number of source files, list the file names in a file, separated by blanks or line breaks. Then use the list file name on the javac command line, preceded by an @ character.