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From jeff <>
Subject Re: Make destDir attribute of Javac task optional, please
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:12:42 GMT
Having destdir default to srcdir isn't the same as having no destdir in
the case of package-less java files or in the case of multiple source

Glenn McAllister wrote:
> If I understand this correctly, the only reason you would want the destDir
> optional is to have your .class files and .java files in the same directory
> structure.  The current CVS code takes the first source directory and makes
> it the output directory if destDir isn't set, and it doesn't throw a
> BuildException.  Is this not the functionality you want?
> Glenn McAllister
> Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
> "An approximate answer to the right question is better than the
> right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey
> Please respond to
> To:
> cc:
> Subject:  Make destDir attribute of Javac task optional, please
> Hi,
> last week, i submitted a patch to make the destDir
> attribute of the javac task optional.
> It may not have been clear from my last mail,
> that i really need this feature, and hope to
> see it in the 1.2 release.
> Please let me know, if you have problems with this.
> Alex

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