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From "Kerns, Bob" <Bob.Ke...@firepond.com>
Subject RE: removing some classes
Date Sun, 20 Jan 2002 10:21:41 GMT
While I understand that Launcher is not being used (though if I recall, the
reason is for Java 1.1 compatability, a topic on which I disagree), I have
found Launcher.java useful as an example of invoking Ant programmatically.

I don't know if the code even functions in its current state, but it DID
answer a number of questions for me.

I would suggest that Launcher get a new lease on life as an example,
somewhere besides src/main. Preferably with a test, so it continues to work.
(Or perhaps it should *become* a test case, and help ensure stability of the
interface for running Ant programatically?).

-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Hatcher [mailto:jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com]
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 4:36 AM
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: Re: removing some classes


+1 on all.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 7:15 AM
Subject: removing some classes


> Hi,
> 
> there are some classes in Ant's CVS tree that have never been anything
> but dead code in any released version of Ant AFAIK, in particular:
> 
> org.apache.tools.ant.Constants
> org.apache.tools.ant.DesirableFilter
> org.apache.tools.ant.Launcher
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.CompileTask
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.JavacOutputStream
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.ManifestFile
> 
> As people new to Ant may get confused by them (we had people refer to
> Launcher as Ant's entry point), I'd like to zap them.  Any problems
> with this?
> 
> There are some other classes that have become dead code later,
> especially in Ant 1.2 when we switched to the newer execution
> framework, i.e.
> 
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Exec
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.Jikes
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.JikesOutputParser
> org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.TaskOutputStream
> 
> Instead of removing them (I think there are some people who still
> extend Exec) I'd like to add some even more annoying warnings to them.
> 
> Stefan
> 
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