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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] The late stuff
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:28:33 GMT
At 08:58  26/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> * Integration of the depends task and javac tasks
>Why, what's wrong with invoking two tasks in sequence?

The original requester complained that it should be built in as they should
almost always be used together. I kinda agree that UI wise it is a good

>I don't need to mention, that recompiling everything using jikes would
>be faster than doing an extensive dependency check, as Pete will do
>that 8-)

but you hit the nail on the head - for jikes it is not something you want
to do ;) So it needs to be optional.

>> * recursive property resolution( ie resolving ${dist.${name}.dir} )
>Could I have a use case for this please - something real worldish, that
>you cannot (conveniently) solve be something other than that?

I use the pattern all the way through my Makefiles to implement "generic
targets". Ie you define a whole lot of properties like

then re "call" the target setting value of color to red and use properties


This can be got around in ant by placing properties in an init-properties
target rather than at top level of build file and then using ant-call etc.



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