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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Order of attributes versus elements
Date Sat, 02 Mar 2002 23:25:40 GMT
On Sat, 2 Mar 2002 21:05, Conor MacNeill wrote:
> >>Should this
> >>be specified in Ant1? How about Ant2? Alternatively, should it be left
> >>undefined? In that case Build files which rely on any particular order
> >>would be considered defective even if they happened to work
> >>
> >>Anyway, IMHO, I think this buildfile is broken.
> >
> > I wouldn't say that. I would say the task is broken. BTW I think you will
> > find that sort of construct in a few places (myrmidons build file for one
> > and it also used to be in ants build file).
>
> The construct is not broken and neither is the task. I'm happy to have
> <src> elements and srcDir attributes at the same time. What is broken is
> having two Java files for one class in the set of paths given to javac
> and expecting one of those paths to take precedence. The use of
> <exclude> elements is an indicator that this is a bit of a hack.

So let me get this correct. You are saying that it is a **hack** that if you 
specify java files in compile list and then the compiler compiles these files 
rather than those that happen to be on it search path? 

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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