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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: exclude attribute in javac task
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2002 18:57:07 GMT
Yup.... because implicitly <javac> is using a fileset, which, by definition,
is rooted at a single directory and all files for includes/excludes are
specified relative to that directory (srcdir).

    Erik


----- Original Message -----
From: "Zhendi Su" <rachael.su@oracle.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 1:52 PM
Subject: exclude attribute in javac task


> Hi,
>
> I noticed one weird thing about the exclude attribute in javac task:
>
> I have file called TestBase.java at /home/rsu/prototype/test_exclude.
> In my javac task if I specify the absolute path, the exclude attribute
> doesn't work.  That is, if my javac looks like this:
>
> <javac srcdir="/home/rsu/prototype"  destdir="/home/rsu/test"
> target="1.1" bootclasspath="/local/java/jdk1.1.8/lib/classes.zip"
> extdirs=" " excludes="/home/rsu/prototype/test_exclude/**" >
>
> After ant was finished I looked under /home/rsu/test and TestBase.class
> was updated every time.
>
> But if I specify the relative path to the srcdir, the exclude attribute
> works.  That is, if my javac task looks like this:
>
> <javac srcdir="/home/rsu/prototype"  destdir="/home/rsu/test"
> target="1.1" bootclasspath="/local/java/jdk1.1.8/lib/classes.zip"
> extdirs=" " excludes="test_exclude/**" >
>
> Then I looked under /home/rsu/test and TestBase.class was not updated.
>
> Does anyone know why?  Thanks a lot!
>
> Zhendi Su
>


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