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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Ant introspection and property resolution
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2004 09:13:29 GMT
> Is there a way of actually introspecting a build file via 
> ant. The introspection should help expose details such as
> a) all targets in an build file
> b) dependency trees for targets
> 
> and many other such details that might be useful to seasoned 
> ant-users.
> 
> I am envisaging its use as follows:
> 
> a)
> 
> cmdline> ant -showtargets [build.xml]
> 
> Result:
> 
> Found targets: 
> 	abc
> 	xyz


-projecthelp

Could only make nonsense if you have only some targets with description
attributes.
But I think I had read something about that on dev or users list ...



> b) 
> 
> cmdline> ant -dependencies [build.xml]
> 
> 	target [abc]
> 		- init
> 		- check-ab
> 	target [xyz]
> 		- init
> 		- abc
> 
> 
> Also, is there a property resolver which allows an ant-user 
> to know what the real values of all properties used by any 
> target(s) would be at runtime?
> 
> If these features don't exist, what do the folks here think 
> of it? Anyone interested in working on creating them??

You mean something like http://www.jguru.com/forums/view.jsp?EID=1121580 ?


Jan

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