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From "Scott M Stark" <>
Subject Re: how to supplement javac compile dependencies?
Date Fri, 20 Oct 2000 19:52:35 GMT

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From: "Diane Holt" <>
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Sent: Friday, October 20, 2000 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: how to supplement javac compile dependencies?

> --- Scott M Stark <> wrote:
> > If you build into a tree separate from the source tree and remove the
> > build tree [...]
> Actually, I'd recommend you only delete *.class in the build-tree rather
> than the whole tree itself, if you have lots of support files that are
> copied into it (which I do, so that's what I do).
Good point.

> > Say you create such a smartinclude task [...]
> Wouldn't anything like that end up taking longer than just a full
> recompile? (I thought that's what the case against it was.)
Probably, and that is why I just do the full compiles. Playing devil's advocate I can
think of a situations where there would be benefit. One is if you have to build a large
project over NFS(one place I worked for has this situation because of how they
have their ClearCase source control system setup).

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