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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@m64.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Suggestion for new commandline switch -targets
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:40:30 GMT
> Hi,
>
> Both Conor and KC seem to be not so keen on the 'private' flag
> for targets.
> What are your objections?

Well, it is not a strong objection. To me, however, it increases the
complexity of build files just to support the targets option. Even if I
don;t use the option I have to keep in my head what a private flag means on
a target.

>
> I've tried my patch on ant's own build.xml with this result:
>
> Buildfile: build.xml
> Targets:
>  -install
>  -dist-tgz
>  -dist
>  -dist-zip
>  -compile
>  -fullinstall
>  -get.snapshot
>  -javadocs
>  -check_for_optional_packages
>  -total-clean
>  -bootstrap
>  -main
>  -jar
>  -prepare
>  -compiletests
>  -clean
>  -make.snapshot
>  -runtests
>
> I definitely miss a description for each target but it would also be very
> useful if something like 'check_for_optional_packages' was filtered out
>

Why would that be very useful? How are you going to be using these lists?

Conor


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