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From "External Lists" <external-li...@ManagedObjects.com>
Subject Re: Suggestion for exec task
Date Sat, 06 May 2000 19:52:04 GMT
Forgot to attach my Exec.java.  Sorry!

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From: External Lists <external-lists@ManagedObjects.com>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2000 3:03 PM
Subject: Suggestion for exec task


> We have a need to exec tasks during our build asynchronously, because they
> interact with subsequent tasks to automate them.  For example:
>
> <exec command="poke_input"  />
> <exec command="thing_to_poke" />
>
> Using "start poke_input" doesn't appear to work without it, but perhaps
> "poke_input &" would work in Unix.
>
> So I've implemented a modification to Exec.java (attached) that takes an
> optional async="yes|on|true" attribute.  The proc.waitFor() and thread
joins
> will happen asynchronously if async="yes" is set.  Otherwise, the behavior
> is synchronous as before.
>
> <exec command="poke_input" async="yes" />
> <exec command="thing_to_poke" />
>
> For your evaluation.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
>
>

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