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From "Jay Glanville" <dic...@nortelnetworks.com>
Subject does and already have platform specific code? (RE: Why can't <del ete> just simply delete the directory?)
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2000 12:59:09 GMT
Does ant already have platform-specific code?  I've looked through the code
and couldn't find a centralized and consistent way of it being done.

The reason I'm asking is that if users want a small tweak in performance,
AND there already is a structure for platform specific-ness, then I'd be
willing to try to improve the performance of the <delete> task by using the
platform specific equivalents for directories.  (e.g.: deltree on win, rm -r
on UNIX, and defaulting to File.delete()).

Just a thought.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 3:11 AM
To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Re: Why can't <delete> just simply delete the directory?


Jay Glanville <dickon@nortelnetworks.com> wrote:

> The task performs beautifully, but not efficiently.  Before it
> deletes the directory, it deletes all the files within it.

File.delete will not delete a directory unless it's empty, sorry.

Stefan

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