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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@ebinteractive.com.au>
Subject RE: IDL compilation with ant -> problem?
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 22:22:59 GMT
Mikael,

Have you looked at the uptodate task?

Conor


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mikael Ståldal [mailto:mikael@ingen.reklam.staldal.nu]
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 January 2001 1:53
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: IDL compilation with ant -> problem?
>
>
> In article <B6745453.E59Aduncan@x180.net>,
> James Duncan Davidson <duncan@x180.net> wrote:
>
> >> Is there some sort of dependency checking possible or do we have to
> >> write a seperate tool that generates build files based on dependencies?
> >
> >Dependency checking is a function of the task itself.
>
> Then I want to have general dependency checking in the <java>, <exec>
> and <execon> tasks, since they are used to invoke translation utilites.
>
> I don't like the idea to have to write a separate task for each
> translation utility, just because I want basic dependency checking.
>
> For the <java>, <exec> and <execon> tasks, you should be able to
> specify one target file and a Fileset of source files, and the task
> should only be executed if at least one of the source files is newer
> than the target file. For <execon>, you already have the source file
> set.
>


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