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From Stanislas Pinte <>
Subject Re: About deleting jar files - i think it is a clear BUG
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2000 10:21:52 GMT
At 11:15 AM 12/4/00 +0100, you wrote:

>SP> A possible solution could be to check if any of the files to be deleted
>SP> in the classpath ( guess there is some API to poll the VM about that)
>SP> we know they are in, we specifically tell the VM to remove them from
>the cp.
>Still I am wondering: why is it necessary to include the JAR file to the
>classpath at all?
>I cant see any sense in including any JAR file that is found:
>If I need a file, I will tell so in my build file.
>If I dont mention a file; I expect that ANT will not notice this file at
>This behaviour looks to me like: "we take everything we can" and it
>has already proven to be error-prone.

Edwin, I think you should post that to the development list, because this 
is theyr concern.

I didn't write the stuff, so I don't know the underlying reason of each 
thing ant is doing.



Stanislas Pinte
Software engineer - Trademine-europe
Tel: 00 32 486 67 78 86


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