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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Build ahoy
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2001 23:51:30 GMT
At 07:08  24/1/01 -0500, Sam Ruby wrote:
>I've taken a look at the new build files.  Just something to be aware of -
>there once was a reason why we didn't have the build.{bat,sh} files set
>ANT_HOME to the dist directories.  It seems under certain circumstances,
>the JVM would crash if a jar file in the CLASSPATH were modified during the
>course of execution.
>I believe that the solution we settled on was to have the bootstrap compile
>all of the core and place the results in the lib directory (which now would
>be build/lib), and use this directory in the scripts.  Building using the
>scripts would not update the lib directory, but only the dist directory.

Conor said the same thing. How about if we have a third directory -
bootstrap? that does what lib/ant.jar used to do? I don't like placing
generated files back into hierarchy.



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| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
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