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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: new Ant article online
Date Fri, 08 Mar 2002 23:49:29 GMT

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From: "Joseph Shelby" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 13:32
Subject: new Ant article online

> I wrote an article showing some more advanced Ant uses, this time
> combining Ant with the JAXB early access release.  It shows the use
> of Ant in compiling multiple source paths at the same time into
> the same destination; in this example it involves compiling both
> the user-written code and the JAXB generated code.
> An upcoming followup will show some examples of writing Ant tasks,
> one which will go through your source path and come up with the packages
> that one needs to javadoc up so that the user doesn't need to keep
> that package listing up to date; the second will show how to establish
> a one-to-many dependency (ant tasks support one-to-one and many-to-one
> by default), so that the generated files of JAXB aren't re-generated
> except when the source XML descriptors are changed.  These tasks show
> a more advanced example of using the Ant Path and Project classes.
> This followup should be out within the month.

this is a good article, 'cept the big square add floats on top of some of
the code on page 2.

Also, you should use location when setting properties to a file; its a good
habit to do as it works better in multi build files

one more to link to on the web page..

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