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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: dependency checking
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2001 08:00:41 GMT
Sibon Barman <> wrote:

> It seems to me that Ant is excellent in dependency checking
> --- does it do anything special to achieve this dependency checking

Funny, isn't it? Ant doesn't do any dependency checking at all (unless
you are talking about the undocumented and optional <depend> task in

All Ant does is to recompile every .java file that is newer than the
corresponding .class file (or where no .class file exists).


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