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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 30457] New: - static targets
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2004 06:58:31 GMT
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http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=30457

static targets

           Summary: static targets
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.1
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: Other
         Component: Core
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: Nagendra.Raja@sun.com


Would it be a nice to have feature to make some of the targets run only once 
(irrespective of how times this target gets called).

e.g

<target name="init" static="true">
<property name="abc" value = "xyz"/>
</target>

<target name="compile" depends="init">
..
</target>

<target name="package" depends="init">
..
</target>
<target name="clean" depends="init">
..
</target>

With this build.xml defination if one calls ant with targest clean, compile, 
package then init gets called three times (ant clean, compile, package).

By adding new attribute like static at target level we could make the ant 
runtime call init only once.  

There is a workaround to this by setting a unique property in the said init 
target and using unless attribute .. But I belive that this not the better 
readable solution.
i.e
<target name="init" unless="initRanOnce">
..
<property name="initRanOnce" value="true"/>
</target>

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