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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: TryCatchFinallyTask ?
Date Sun, 10 Feb 2002 17:17:37 GMT
Ken,

Curiously, why aren't you using a BuildListener to accomplish this instead?

    Erik


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Wood" <kwood@i2.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: TryCatchFinallyTask ?


> I'm certainly in favor of something like this.
>
> In my case, I still want the build to fail, but I
> want to send an e-mail to a text pager. Right now, I
> do this by doing an 'echo' to a file before a
> task starts, and a 'delete' of that file when the
> task finishes. After the build, I run Ant again
> with a different XML file that uses 'available'
> to find any of these temp files. If it finds any, it
> sends the e-mail. Crude, but it works...
>
> I'd much rather have the build do it's own thing...
>
> Conor MacNeill wrote:
> >
> > Peter Donald wrote:
> >  >
> >
> > > I probably would have if it had been implemented as an antcall rather
than as
> > > a container ;)
> >
> > I quite like the idea. I agree that error handling is pretty poor. We
> > can see that from the proliferation of failonerror attributes which have
> > been growing. People do want to continue running their builds when
> > things blow up. This would make most failonerror attributes obsolete,
> > though I don't think I'd suggest deprecating them :-)
> >
> > Of course, the same argument could be used for the "if" and "unless"
> > attributes and we may be on a slippery slope there (slippery slopes can
> > be fun though).
> >
> > You mentioned antcall, but the I'd say of of the most common patterns is
> > going to be:
> >
> > <try>
> >     <antcall target="main"/>
> > </try>
> > <catch>
> >     <echo message="Aw, my build broke"/>
> > </catch>
> >
> > <tbody> doesn't really work for me. I thought of <checked>. The other
> > possibility might be a structure like this
> >
> > <try>
> >    <tasks>
> >       <echo>
> >    </tasks>
> >    <catch>
> >       <echo>
> >    </catch>
> >    <finally>
> >       <echo>
> >    </finally>
> > </try>
> >
> > Whaddayareckon?
> >
> > Conor
> >
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