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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PropertyCopy and Foreach (NEW OPTIONAL TASKS)
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2001 01:59:40 GMT
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:46, Alejandro Abdelnur wrote:
> craeg,
>
> > Can you give an example where you would need an ordered collection,
> > rather than a set?
>
> yes i can.
>
> i've built a development environment based on ant for a big project (35K
> source files - java, html, jsp, xml, etc.), it takes care of building
> (compiling), deploying (token replacement) and installing (copying stuff to
> the right place). the project is divided in several functional modules that
> evolve at their own speed, each module has a set of source files. this
> functional modules create a non cyclical graph of dependencies for the
> building process, i.e.: to build module C you need module B already built,
> and for building B you need A built first. the master build file goes over
> all the modules in the *defined* order building them.
>
> if the order is not enforced the build fails.

Thats why a patch like this will never get applied ;) In Ant2 we will have 
some form of cross project dependencies. We will probably have some form of 
templating that will make this easier. See a mail entitiled "Re: Question 
about properties and ant2" on 14th of sept from me. It should explain two of 
the templating options being considered.

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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