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From Jesse Glick <Jesse.Gl...@netbeans.com>
Subject Re: Incremental Compilation and ant
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2000 14:50:43 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> My question remains - why create a massive workaround for crappy compilers
> when you already have a very very very fast compiler that does it for you.
> Integrating this into javac task is just penalising the decent compiler and
> hiding faults of bad compilers.

Fair enough--question though re. Jikes: if you simply ask it to compile
every source file, will it correctly compile only those it needs to, and
not up-to-date sources, even though you explicitly requested them? Or is
it necessary to _only_ give it some entry point(s) such as main classes
to make sure it is lazy enough?

-Jesse

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