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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] New <dependset> task, a task to manage arbitrary dependencies between files
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 06:12:53 GMT
On Thu, 02 Aug 2001, Craeg K. Strong <>

> This is why you mentioned the possibility of including both FileSets
> and FileLists, is it?   Now I get it.

Good ;-)

> - you could have some sort of option that would make
> DirectoryScanner return explicitly-named files even if they did not
> exist

Not DirectoryScanner's responsibilty IMHO, it is supposed to discover
files that follow certain patterns - not to list arbitrary files.

> - you could create a new DataType of ExplicitFileList or something
> that accepted no wildcards


> - you could use FileSets, but have them behave a little differently
> in the case of <dependset>

I wouldn't like that too much either, but it is not without precedent,
see <zipfileset> and <tarfileset>, although they just "decorate" plain


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