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From "Sam Ruby" <>
Subject Re: Another feature request??
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2001 15:37:06 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> I was thinking about this more when installing stuff. Under unixes you
> usually have to go something like
> make clean; ./configure; make; make install
> It would be nice if the equivelent was translated into ants
> ant clean configure main install
> rather than 4 different invocations. However thats not possible now
> the user doesn't know the default target. Then I got to thinking as it is
> just extra fluff ...

And it is possible in make because the tool itself reserves the name of a
default target for a special purpose?  I think not.

Make users have evolved a set of best practicies.  Ant users should too.
Ceki is starting to gather this input into a document on jakarta-site.

- Sam Ruby

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