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From Mark Womack <>
Subject [PATCH] taskdefs/optional/depend/
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2001 23:13:02 GMT
Enclosed is a patch to the java class for the optional depend task,, based on the current version in cvs, 1.8.

Breaking patch: NO, supports existing usage.  But it does change the
dependency cache structure which no one should be bound to (according to the

Purpose: This patch consolidates all of the dependency cache information
into a single file instead of storing it in an individual file for each
class.  This greatly decreases the amount of time required to read/maintain
the dependency information(at least on my system).  This single file is
stored in the the cache directory specified.  The format of the file is very
simple.  It stores the classname on one line with a special string
prepended.  Then the classes it is dependent on are then each printed on
following lines.

With the recent talk of using the depend task with modern compilers, I have
it a try.  But I was very concerned about the performance.  For our builds
it was adding over 15 seconds.  With this simple change it now takes 5

Please review and consider this patch for the next version of the 1.4 beta.
If you have any questions, please contact me.


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