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From "David Colton (ext. 799)" <>
Subject Re: Javac and classpath
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2002 06:56:55 GMT
Just came across this problem myself and came to the same conclusion i.e.
move it (destdir) to the end of the classpath.

Just to explain my situation.

We obfuscate our core source code and then compile the remaining code
against the obfuscated jar. But because the destination directory, where the
unobfuscated classes are, was at the top of the classpath ... 

I have a work around but implementing this change for the 1.5 release would
suit me fine.


	On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Nick Cross <>

	> The problem was that the classpath produced by the ant task is not
	> as I have specified above. It appears that
	> org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/compilers/DefaultCompilerAdapter
	> automatically adds the dest dir to the classpath.

	Apart from "it has always been that way", I don't really know why it
	does that.

	My guess is that Ant encourages using the -d switch while Ant users
	are probably not aware of the fact that it does so.  Moving the
	destintaion directory to the end of the classpath doesn't have any
	effect that I could see right now, but that doesn't mean anything



David Colton
Production Team Lead (Technical Architecture)

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