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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: removing some classes
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2002 15:08:44 GMT
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>

> 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?

+1 for zapping.

> 
> 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.

+1

> 
> Stefan
> 

Magesh


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