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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Multiple builds and failures
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2000 08:15:32 GMT
On 12/20/00 1:46 PM, "Conor MacNeill" <> wrote:

> Ant's general philosohpy to date has been to fail quickly. If there is some
> problem, Ant does not try to limp along. You fix it and build again. If you
> want that changed, it would be best to get involved in the Ant-Dev
> discussions about Ant's future direction.
Right. Fail fast is a feature here. Tasks that expect to not succeed
completely, but don't want to stop the build should not return a false "stop
the build" message. They should complain to the output, then let the build
proceed. What this means really depends on the task at hand -- different
criteria are used for each task so it's impossible for the core engine to
make such a judgment call.

James Duncan Davidson                              
                                                                  !try; do()

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