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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <j_a_fernan...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Another feature request??
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2001 02:37:03 GMT

> From: Peter Donald [mailto:donaldp@apache.org]
>
> At 05:29  29/3/01 +0100, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> >> From: Peter Donald [mailto:donaldp@apache.org]
> >>
> >>
> >> At 10:37  29/3/01 -0500, Sam Ruby wrote:
> >> >And it is possible in make because the tool itself reserves
> >> the name of a
> >> >default target for a special purpose?  I think not.
> >>
> >> It is not possible in make ... which was the point I was
> >> trying to make ...
> >> because the target is not a well defined entry point. Make
> has to be
> >> executed multiple times.
> >>
> >
> >The reason make has to be executed multiple times in your
> example is that
> >"configure" actually generates the make file for the
> particular OS, so that
> >when you execute "make install" you are actually running a different
> >makefile.
>
> right but under ant the configure tool would actually be
> something that
> generated a property file of some sort. Even if we skipped that step
> completely we still have
>
> make clean; make; make install
>

This is the same as:

  make clean all install

assuming "all" is the first target of the file, which is ussually the name
used for the default target (defined as the first on in the file).

> which would have been nice to translate into ants
>
> ant clean main install
>

or "ant clean all install".

Jose Alberto


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