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From Daniel Barclay <dbarc...@mercator.com>
Subject RE: auto dependency generation?
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2002 14:28:16 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conor MacNeill [mailto:conor@cortexebusiness.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 10:22 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: auto dependency generation?
> 
> 
> Daniel Barclay wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Wasn't someone asking about cases that <depend> doesn't cover
> > (that is, the few kinds of source dependencies not reflected 
> > in class files, or new source dependencies)?
> > 
> 
> 
> Not the original poster, but one reply mentioned the 
> limitations of <depend>.
> 
> 
> > Theoretically at least, might there be a place for a full source 
> > dependency checker?  It would do a full dependency check on the 
> > current source (instead of looking at class files with: 1) 
> not-quite-
> > full and 2) not-quite-current dependency information).  

> Yes, this would be great and could easily be accomodated in 
> the current 
> classfile structure as a new attribute type. Until then ...

Well, one has to dream occasionally, right?  :-)


Daniel

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