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From "Stefano Mancarella" <mancare...@opoipi.bancaintesa.it>
Subject Re: War/ear update patch improvement (was Ant 1.4.1 Release)
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2001 08:49:44 GMT
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 11:09
> >> Is it good to allow the use of "update=true" when the archive does
> >> not exist?
> > No 8-)
> I've made up my mind on this, there is a valid usecase IMHO: Your
> project creates an archive when you first run Ant on it and is
> supposed to update it in subsequent runs - incrementally changing the
> archive.

Urgh! You are right again.
Having update=true producing a BuildException on a non-existing file
will lead to a more complicated build file in the scenario you describe.

Conclusion: throw away my last patch. ;)


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