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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] ant task with (nested) fileset(s)
Date Sat, 10 Nov 2001 21:05:17 GMT
On Sun, 11 Nov 2001 08:00, Diane Holt wrote:
> --- Peter Donald <> wrote:
> > On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:11, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> > > The question is whether the best practice is to have to
> > > modify a main-buildfile everytime a new subproject is added,
> > > or this can be done by simply installing the subproject in the
> > > right location in the source tree.
> >
> > eww. Builds are meant to be as reproducible as possible between
> > different environments. This definetly breaks this mold.
> Not sure I see this. How is having a fileset rather than explicitly
> listing each build-file any different from, say, having a fileset rather
> than listing each individual .java file for a <javac> task?

How did I know someone was going to say this ? ;)

It is slightly different in that javac is one operation on a set of data and 
thus you are not performing an unbound number of operations. However I know 
there is at least a few people who would like to verify that the list of java 
files matches expected (actually a client I work with wrote a custom task to 
verify just that). 



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disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain

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