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From "Glenn A. McAllister" <>
Subject Re: How to tell if a Ant build script is running in Eclipse?
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2002 03:50:23 GMT
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002, dIon Gillard wrote:

> Jiang, Bianca wrote:
> >I had this compiler problem when running Ant in Eclipse.  Then found
> >the workaround of adding one property to the build file to make it work:
> ><property name="build.compiler"
> >value="org.eclipse.pde.internal.core.JDTCompilerAdapter"/>
> >
> >But it's only helps if the script is generic and can
> >work the same both in and out Eclipse.  So anybody
> >knows if there is a way to check if the build script
> >is running inside Eclipse or not so that can set the
> >property conditionally?
> >
> I posted a few ant targets to do exactly that on the eclipse newsgroups
> a few months ago. Bottom line, use a target to set a property based on
> whether the class org.eclipse.pde.internal.core.JDTCompilerAdapter
> exists (check_wsad target). Use that property on the 'if' of the target
> that sets build.compiler, as above (set_compiler target). Make init
> dependent on the set_compiler target.

Err... as I recal, anything in the *.internal.* packages are considered
off limits.  There are *no* guarantees about API stability or even class
existence in the future.  Unless they've changed things significantly
since I was working on Eclipse.

Is there a less brittle way of getting at that adapter?

Glenn McAllister
SOMA Networks, Inc.

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