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From Mark Ashton <>
Subject RE: Ant documentation (was: Re: javax.sql.DataSource(Thanks!!))
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2001 15:04:11 GMT
I like the ant documentation myself overall, but one thing I have found that
would be extremely useful is some information on how parameters for a task
map to different command-line options for that task (if applicable).

In other words, it would have saved me some time to know that debug="off" on
the javac task is equivalent to "javac" and not "javac -g:none" :-)

Of course, you can always just run with -verbose to find out that kind of
info, but it still would be nice to have the behavior documented.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Knights []
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 5:39 PM
Subject: RE: Ant documentation (was: Re: javax.sql.DataSource(Thanks!!))

I'd have to agree with Diane. The case in question it seemed the person
didn't really know how to run javadoc in the first place.
The ant documentation is a bit rough in that the index could use more
entries but everything is there somewhere.

Incidentally the source seems very well documented and makes a handy low
level reference as well.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diane Holt []
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 3:28 PM
> To:
> Subject: Ant documentation (was: Re: javax.sql.DataSource(Thanks!!))
> --- Suu Quan <> wrote:
> > Same here (not javadoc, but other tasks). It says a lot about the
> > quality of the documentation.
> > If I'm still not clear: I give a Failing grade for documentation.
> I completely disagree -- but maybe I'm too familiar with it
> at this point
> to be objective about it. Where, specifically, do you think it fails?
> (Keeping in mind that it's not intended to teach people Java, XML, or
> anything other than how to use Ant.)
> Diane
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