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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] The late stuff
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:46:57 GMT
At 09:26  26/4/01 -0400, Glenn McAllister wrote:
>Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>
>> Let's add another week for those two entries, I'll tally the votes on
>> Friday, May 4th.
>>
>> * Integration of the depends task and javac tasks
>
>After reading Stefan's and Jose's arguments, I'm -1 on this as well.  It
>strikes me that <depends> is intended to make up for a lack in javac; if
>other compilers manage dependancy checking well on their own, why should
>we attempt to fix something that isn't necessarily broken with every
>invocation of the compiler by default?

actually *no* compiler does it (reverse dependency checking) - most are
still broken but none of them intend to provide this functionality so lack
of this feature does not mean they are broken.


Cheers,

Pete

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