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From Simeon Fitch <meta...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Ant build times was Re: Some Thoughts on Ant 1.3 and 2.0
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:07:47 GMT

--- Ken Wood <kwood@i2.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Simeon Fitch wrote:
> 
> > I think the real argument for this is speed. If it
> > will make loading and running Ant faster I think
> it
> > should be considered. My builds with Ant are still
> > much slower than they were with make.
> >
> 
> Wow, that really stunned me!  I moved our stuff
> from an Imakefile/Makefile based system to Ant,
> and saw great improvement. One part of our
> system used to take 1 hr 15min to compile in the
> Makefile based system, and takes 7 minutes
> to compile using Ant. It has 2158 source files...
> 

I guess I should have qualified it some. On small
builds with ~100 files running jikes on Linux with JDK
1.2.2, my make based system still wins. It's a hand
crafted set of makefiles; no Imake or automake stuff.
A lot of the win is in startup time.

Simeon

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