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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: <script> and bsf
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2002 19:40:51 GMT
I agree with you Alexey. Even if the current behavior seems weird, it's Ant
behavior, which many people take advantage of, including me, to create
'property setting' targets (properties used by other targets specified on
the command line). I don't want that behavior to go away (that would be a
clear regression, which I don't expect from Costin).

I like Alexey's idea of comma-separating targets names on the command line
to have the pseudo-target behavior, similar to the current 'depend'
attribute of <target>. --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexey Solofnenko [] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 12:55 PM
To: 'Ant Developers List'
Subject: RE: <script> and bsf

It is a feature, but many people would like to have it implemented
differently. Without breaking existing functionality I think it is possible
to add "ANT A,B" syntax to execute A and B without reexecuting common
targets, by creating a temporary pseudo target that depends from A and B and
executing it.

- Alexey.

-----Original Message-----
From: Costin Manolache [] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: <script> and bsf

Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>> - should "ant A B" behave like "ant A; ant B" or remove duplicated
>> targets ?
> It does neither of both.  It will execute common targets twice (so
> it's close to ant A; ant B), but properties set during the first pass
> will keep their value in the second pass - same for references.

That sounds like a clear bug that needs to be fixed. 

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