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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 1523] New - javac's suppression of non-existent path elements not documented
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2001 21:30:36 GMT
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1523

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+ +============================================================================+
+ | javac's suppression of non-existent path elements not documented           |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |        Bug #: 1523                        Product: Ant                     |
+ |       Status: NEW                         Version: 1.3                     |
+ |   Resolution:                            Platform: All                     |
+ |     Severity: Normal                   OS/Version: All                     |
+ |     Priority:                           Component: Documentation           |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
+ |  Reported By: Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com                              |
+ |      CC list: Cc:                                                          |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |          URL:                                                              |
+ +============================================================================+
+ |                              DESCRIPTION                                   |
+ It appears that the "javac" task suppresses a file or directory name in a 
+ path if the file or directory does not exist.  However, this behavior is
+ not documented.
+ 
+ 
+ (Not having such documentation is confusing and can waste time.  
+ 
+ Consider trying to trace through class path definitions by adding a 
+ recognizable but non-existent directory name and looking at a resulting 
+ javac command in verbose mode.  The added directory name won't show up, 
+ implying that it wasn't added right or that the javac task isn't referring 
+ to the correct class path, even though that's not the case.
+ 
+ It can also be confusing in that you don't see the same class path entries
+ as you see if you print out the class path (setting a property from the
+ class path and then echoing it).)

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