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From Antoine Lévy-Lambert <anto...@antbuild.com>
Subject Re: <depends/> and no-op output
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 22:12:20 GMT
Rob Oxspring wrote:

> One of my (very few) pet hates with ant is that the depends task 
> displays something when it performs a no-op.  This seems counter to 
> other tasks (copy, javac, zip IIRC) and means that my complex build 
> ends up spitting out a lot of output while doing very little.  The 
> output itself doesn't exactly qualify as stimulating reading either:
> "Deleted 0 out of date files in 0 seconds"
>
> I was wondering if there was any point in preparing a patch to not 
> output/log if 0 files have been deleted.  The patch / change would be 
> laughably small but I'm not 100% that it'll sit well with everyone as 
> depends feels like its been around for a few releases now and this 
> would be a change to the output.  I could complicate the patch by 
> making it configurable (lognoop="no"??) if that makes people happier 
> although it seems unecessary to me.  Alternatively I could live with 
> it as it is and mutter to myself just as I have done so far.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Rob
>
Send your patch, even if it is small.

I will have a look at it.

Cheers,

Antoine


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