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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject Re: Make Dependencies
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2001 13:25:21 GMT
Check out the <depend> task

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Macey, Ian" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:39 PM
Subject: Make Dependencies

> How can I tell Ant that there is a dependency between two
> .java files? ie Given and, how do I say in Ant,
> if is compiled then you must also compile
> Have had various attempts, the problems are getting javac 
> to compile even though b.class is later than, 
> and using something like touch, as in Ant every rule fires 
> and I can't restrict the touch to occur only if is compiled.  
> Doing this with Make would be easy, but I just don't see 
> how to do it with Ant... Is this a fundamental problem due
> to Ant relying on javac to know whether a file needs to be
> compiled?
> Ian
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