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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: excludesfile must exist?
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:29:56 GMT
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Erik Hatcher <> wrote:

> I haven't been in the internals of Ant for a while, my apologies.  I
> recall this coming up before.... any objections to changing how
> <fileset> handles excludesfile (and I'm assuming includesfile) such
> that existence of the file is not mandatory?

Your usecase is exactly why we've added if/unless to the nested
elements.  This and the fear of breaking BWC since some builds
actually rely on the current behavior.

I don't remember the details off-hand, but they should be available in


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