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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: Why do people like copying the source?
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2001 20:57:13 GMT
on 1/24/01 5:40 AM, "Sam Ruby" <> wrote:

> In particular, I'm talking about items such as the following:
> <copy todir="${build.src}">
> <fileset dir="${java.dir}"/>
> </copy>
> Whether one uses an IDE, or JIKES+EMACS, or simply cut and paste from the
> command line, I have generally found it to be simpler and much less
> confusing if the files mentioned in the error messages of the compiler are
> the ones that you are expected to edit in order to correct the problem.
> I realize that and are special cases.  Perhaps
> those two files could be copied INTO the source tree instead of having
> every file copied OUT.
> - Sam Ruby

The reason I do it is to do filtering during the copying or conditional


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