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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject RE: Ant not compiling all it should
Date Wed, 09 May 2001 02:40:00 GMT
Just to put the record straight here.

> > I thought Ant went through and only presented obviously
> > out-of-date files
> > to Javac in the first place?  (Of course, I would think that
> > would foul up
> > the Javac dependancy mechanism, but what do I know...)
> Not as far as I know, it just passes everything which matches your
> I didn't write the javac task though, others on the list can tell you with
100% conviction.
> Why not post the relevant part of your build.xml file?

Ant's javac task determines which source files are out of date with respect
to the class files and passes those to the the javac classes of the JDK (or
to Jikes, if that lights your fire). The compiler itself may end up
compiling other source files if it needs to.


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