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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Javac dependency checking
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2000 09:45:08 GMT
James Duncan Davidson <> wrote:

> On 12/6/00 1:20 AM, "Stefan Bodewig" <> wrote:
>> Because this has been ruled out back in May/June on
>> ant-dev. Something along the lines of "I don't need it as I use
>> jikes and doing a clean build is faster than having an explicit
>> dependency tracker".
> That assumes that it can't be turned off. But if there is an
> attribute that allows it to be turned off for people who don't want
> it (or is effectively ignored if compilertype="jikes"), then it's
> not an issue, no?

Wrong list for this discussion. 

Anyway, I tend to agree with you - and did back in May - but the
downside is that <depend> relies on a bunch of other classes and that
would make <javac> more complicated.


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