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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Porting <fileset> 'file' attribute to 1.5 branch
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2002 08:21:48 GMT
On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Knut Wannheden <knut.wannheden@paranor.ch> wrote:
> From: Stefan Bodewig
>> > Wannheden, Knut wrote:
>> >
>> >> I was wondering what happens if the value identifies a
>> >> non-existant file.  I suppose I will get a message like "No
>> >> directory specified for <fileset>.", right?
>> 
>> I think so, as soon as you use it.
> 
> In that case the error message is somewhat misleading.

Well, yes.

But whatever we do, we can not test for the files existance at fileset
definition time as it may be created during the build process.

> Also, a check to make sure that not both the file and dir attribute
> have been specified would be nice, otherwise the behaviour isn't
> really predictable.

True.

Stefan

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