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From "Matthijs Hollemans" <>
Subject Re: Dependencies between classes
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2000 08:56:14 GMT
Hi Conor,

> This is a topic that comes up reasonably often. There is some question
> about whther it is just better to do a clean build using a fast compiler
> such as Jikes. I still need to do some tests on real world builds to see
> if that is true. I have made a submission in the past which analysed
> class file dependencies and used this to grow the list of files to be
> compiled. After the 1.2 release of ant is out of the way, I plan to have
> another look at using that.

Great, then I'll wait for that. May I ask how you analyzed the dependencies
between the classes? I did some quick thinking and it occurred to me that
the easiest way to do this is to look at the symbol tables of the actual
class files. Is that how your submission worked?


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