I've been doing some testing with PyDev's Jython and its ability to work with with external libraries, and noticed that .jars put into the Java CLASSPATH are ignored. For clarification, I added the path to a custom .jar in my system's CLASSPATH, and when using Jython from my terminal, was able to import the .jar and its classes. In PyDev, though, an error is raised by both the Interactive Console and a script when trying to import the same CLASSPATH .jar.
Since "__classpath__" is listed as one of the default System libs for Jython interpreters in PyDev, I expected this to work without any extra configuration, but maybe I'm missing something. I also tried adding CLASSPATH as an environment variable in the Jython Interpreter preferences, but PyDev said that CLASSPATH is managed by other things and wouldn't allow my change.
Is there something I have to do for PyDev's Jython to see CLASSPATH .jars? Or is this a bug?