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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Force ANT to re-compile all files
Date Thu, 30 May 2002 03:56:41 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chiming Huang" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: Force ANT to re-compile all files

>  I would love to see that.
> Chiming
>   Diane Holt <> wrote: --- Chiming Huang wrote:
> > Thanks. I just wonder if ant can be forced to recompile without doing
> > anthing extra.
> Most build tools require you do at least something extra (even if it's
> just passing a flag). If forcing a full recompile without having to remove
> the classfiles is something that would be generally useful to people, we
> could maybe consider adding a 'force' attribute, which, if set, would skip
> the scanDir and just pass all the included files off to the compiler (I
> think that's all you'd need to do).

One funny to consider here is now javac orders the compilation; we may hand
off the list of all files to javac, but it may compile stuff in an incorrect

Clean builds are safe and easy...if your rebuild is taking too long, go
download jikes :)

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