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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 1550] - delete task follow symbolic links
Date Mon, 24 Dec 2001 21:06:28 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From jim@pagesmiths.com  2001-12-24 13:06 -------
I don't think it makes sense for Ant to introduce some special case behavior 
for symlinks for a few special commands.  That will just lead to confusion 
about how Ant treats symlinks since it will be trying to not simply do what 
Java does with them (which is to see them as the actual file or directory).

As has been mentioned, this is something that will eventually be addressed by 
the JVM:
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/bugParade/bugs/4313887.html

That said, if Ant does try to do anything special with regard to symlinks, 
which does seem useful in the delete task, it should be special behavior only 
activated with an attribute that is normally false.  Among other things, that 
will ensure backward compatibility.

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