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From "Nico Seessle" <>
Subject Re: limitation on number of files?
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2000 18:49:16 GMT
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From: "Armstrong, Robert" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 6:24 PM
Subject: limitation on number of files?

> Is there any kind of limitation on the total number of files that can be
> compiled together in either Ant or with Javac? I was using Ant with no
> problems until I hit about 700 files being compiled in one run and
> there are tons of problems where it can find some of my packages, in
> particular ones that alphabetically come at the end of the list. Has
> else experienced this kind of problem?

Which compiler are you using? Which JDK Version? Which OS? Which version of

There could be a problem if you use an "external compiler" such as jikes and
you are using Ant 1.1 (or have a very long classpath) which comes from
limitations in the command-line length. This problem should no longer exist
in Ant 1.2 iff it is an external compiler.


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