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From "Gavin M. Bell" <...@nextobjects.com>
Subject Re: Circular Dependency Strategy Help...(thanks)?
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2000 11:02:42 GMT
Hey Thanks... I am doing both...
I have a groovy master build file that does it all
and I have sub module build files for isolating compilation...
I think this is a good middle ground...


"Ventimiglia, David" wrote:

> One possible solution would be to scrap the multi-build file approach and
> just have one build file.  One file becomes easier to maintain than many,
> and hopefully it need not be a huge file since Ant's tasks are usually built
> to scan through a directory tree.  Presumably, yours is a Java project, in
> which case the <javac> task can scan the entire tree under one root and
> build everything that's out of date.  Similarly, with <ejbjar> (if you're
> using ejbs).  After that, a handful of <jar> tasks to ball up .WAR files and
> all other non-EJB stuff, and you're done.  The nice thing about this is that
> developers can add stuff to the tree and Ant will pick it up, without having
> to explicitly specify any new dependancies (in build.xml files, property
> files, or wherever).
>
> Using one build file may not be a one-size-fits-all solution, but I suspect
> the recursive, multi-file approach is used in many cases where it is
> pointless at best and harmful at worst.  In some cases, recursive approaches
> limit a build tool's ability to create the complete, accurate dependancy
> graph essential to doing correct builds.  For a compelling argument against
> recursive multi-file builds, check out this article:
>
> http://www.pcug.org.au/~millerp/rmch/recu-make-cons-harm.html
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin M. Bell [mailto:cue@nextobjects.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 9:49 AM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Circular Dependency Strategy Help...?
>
> Hey Ant Mavens...
>
>     I have created a build structure such that each of the developers on
> my team has a module and their own build file.  They are to maintain
> their own build files.  There is a master build file that runs the build
> for each submodule.  I have run into a circular dependency when
> compiling two modules.  How would I go about fixing this problem?
> Please, any suggestions would be welcome.
>
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     Gavin M. Bell (UNIX SEMPI)
          *DJ
          *Skate/Snowboarder
          *Teacher
          *Gymnast
          *Writer
          *Entrepreneur
          *Hacker
          *Programmer
          *System Administrator
          *Lover
          *All Around Groovy Cat:-)
     http://www.6thcolumn.org/~cue/
     gavin@6thcolumn.org
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"I'm trying real hard to be the shepherd."
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