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From "Scott Stirling" <>
Subject RE: Minimal Compiles
Date Sun, 09 Dec 2001 00:38:12 GMT
Check the latest docs online.  The javac task has a depend attribute that does this, but it
only works with Jikes or Java's classic

If there are other ways to do this, I'd be interested to know too.

Scott Stirling
Framingham, MA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cecil, Paula New []
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 9:39 PM
> To: Ant User
> Subject: Minimal Compiles
> After making my first ant build file, I notice that it always recompiles all my java
sources, even when the class files
> are more recent than the sources.
> This means that instead of sub-second run times, it is taking almost half a minute.
> After looking thru all the built-in tasks, I don't see any obvious way of minimizing
the compile times (such as Makefile does).
> Appreciate any pointers.
> thanks

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