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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Circular build problem.
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:56:44 GMT
Question - why on earth do you have multiple javacs? Why don't you put it in 
one big javac element if you want to build them together. ;)

On Mon, 8 Oct 2001 18:29, Richard Wilkinson wrote:
> I'm having trouble with a circle dependency in a package.
> Package A
> Package B
>     L-------Package C
> Package A contains base classes for both package B and C.
> Package B contains class B.
> Package C contains class C.
> Class B aggregates class C, but class C has a back pointer to class A.
> An extract of the build.xml is as follows.
>       <target name="B" depends="A, C">
>                         <javac srcdir="${sp.packages}/A"
>                                debug="${javacdebug}">
>                 <classpath refid="buildpath"/>
>             </javac>
>       </target>
>       <target name="C" depends="A">
>                         <javac srcdir="${sp.packages}/A/C"
>                                debug="${javacdebug}"
>                 <classpath refid="buildpath"/>
>             </javac>
>       </target>
> Package B depends on C so Ant builds C, but C cannot because B hasn't
> built. The only solution I can think of is to merge C into B, but this
> muddies the water as to what the new package does. Package B and C perform
> distinctly different functions, but are tightly coupled. Anyone have any
> suggestions?
> Thanks
> Richard
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