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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: build order
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2001 00:51:09 GMT
Check out the optional <depend> task. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Garcia, Gilles [mailto:Gilles.Garcia@fmr.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 5 April 2001 4:39 AM
> To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
> Subject: build order
> 
> 
> 
> 1) When Ant is run with ** to traverse a complete tree and if we assume
> that a.class depends on b.class which in turn depends on c.class:
> 
> (a.class) <------- (b.class) <------- (c.class)
> 
> what happens if I run Ant after modifying c.class ?
> 
> 2) javac itself, I understand, does not recompile b.class if I run
>     
>        javac -depend a.class
> is this correct ?
> 
> 3) Is it Ant which make the time stamp comparison between .java 
> sources and
> their corresponding .class files in order to determine what to pass javac
> for
>  re-compilation, or is it javac internally which does that?
> 
> Thank you in advance for your informative help
> 
> G. Garcia
> 
> 
> 
> 

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