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From Ken Wood <>
Subject Ant build times was Re: Some Thoughts on Ant 1.3 and 2.0
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2000 14:40:42 GMT

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...

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