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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EasyAnt: Ant based pre packaged build system for java projects
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 05:35:12 GMT
"Markus M. May" <> writes:

> I definitly do like the before/after approach, but the already
> suggested depends usage will add another step of complexity.

Not sure which part of the depends uage you mean.

When overriding a target we generally have two different use cases

a) I want to override the target but keep its dependencies
b) I want to override the target and use my own depends list

and we should provide mechanisms to do either easily.  Today only (b)
can be done without special constructs in the imported build file.

> Furthermore, up until now, I thought, that there is no guarantee, in
> which order the depends targets will be executed, am I wrong here?

Yes, you are.

Targets in the depends list that are independent of each other are
executed left to right.


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