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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Tiny patch to enable Recursion in Ant
Date Wed, 28 May 2008 11:38:17 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> sorry for the delay, a combination of a whole lot of work, a broken
> iBook, very nice weather and severe back pain (not necessarily in that
> order) have kept me offline.
> 
> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Colm Smyth <lateralcoder@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Yes I used subant, but as I said, it can't recurse on the current
>> target.
>>
>> Since recursion should be a core function of a hierarchical build
>> system, I think this patch is worth adding to Ant.
> 
> First of all your original mail didn't contain the patch itself.
> 
> Second you said you used ant-contrib's for and I pointed out that
> subant should be enough.  The only thing that's missing is a property
> that knows the current target, isn't it?
> 
> I know we have rejected the idea of such a property in the past, but
> we may be at a different point today, so if you open an enhancement
> request for such a property (or find the old one and reopen it), that
> would e the right place to attach a patch to enable it.

I could imagine a task to set a property to the current target

<location target="targetproperty" buildfile="fileproperty" />

...maybe even something for a complete stack trace/list of imports that 
is live

-- 
Steve Loughran                  http://www.1060.org/blogxter/publish/5
Author: Ant in Action           http://antbook.org/

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