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From Peter Vogel <>
Subject RE: Ant 1.3 sequence of tasks but would like concurrent?
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2001 17:36:32 GMT
By my reading, this means that tasks within a target can be run in 
parallel (probably with a "doall" sort of containing task) but that
target's will not be run in parallel.  

If you consider parallel versions of make, they do the opposite,
the tasks to create a target from a source file happen in sequence,
but if there are several targets which need to be run, and no 
dependency between them, the targets can be run in parallel.

It makes sense for make, it probably will someday make sense for ant,
but its just an optimization, not a necessary feature, while running 
tasks in parallel can be necessary if you need to start a server to 
get something done...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nasgowitz, Mark (MED, GEMS-IT) 
> []
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 8:54 AM
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: Ant 1.3 sequence of tasks but would like concurrent?
> Thanks..
> This is what I cut from the Ant2.0 feature list.
> [DISC] multithrading
> --------------------
> * Multithreaded execution of tasks within the same target.
> * Multithreaded execution of targets.
>   [REJECTED - vetoes by Conor MacNeill, Glenn McAllister and Stefan
> Bodewig]
> Since I am still learning Ant this leads me to more questions.
> What exactly does this mean? So the target is not concurrent but the
> tasks in the target are? Will each task then need a parameter 
> to select
> not waiting for the task to finish?
> I hope to get an understanding so that I can adjust my current process
> to include the correct steps for this feature.
> Thanks again!

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