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From Scott Ellsworth <>
Subject Way to use a fileset for uptodate's "to" or "mapper"
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 00:49:36 GMT
Hi, all.

I am trying to wrap my head around something, and kind of failing.  What 
am I missing?

I am writing the ANT task for Alodar System's Intercalate template 
processor.  This tool, much like an XSLT processor takes a template, a 
property list that describes how to fill out the template, a directory 
of import files, and a directory of output files.

It then uses the values from the plist to make a number of output files 
in the output directory.  The actual output files are determined by 
values within the template, so I am going to have something like:

filesInOutputNotGenerated = ", bar.sql"
outputDirectory = "source/com/alodar/files"
includesDirectory = "source/template/includes"
template = "template/javagoodies.template"
plist = "otheritems/thing.plist"

If _any_ of the template, plist, or includes are newer than any of the 
files in the output directory not listed in the 
"filesInOutputNotGenerated" property, I need to trigger a build.

Looking at the uptodate task, I want something like:

<uptodate property="one.class.upToDate">
       <mapper type="damfino"
       <srcfiles dir="." includes="${template}"/>
       <srcfiles dir="." includes="${plist}"/>
       <srcfiles dir="${includesDirectory}" includes="*"/>

The problem, of course, is that I could not find a mapper that takes a 
fileset and gives the above mentioned dir, includes, and excludes.

Again, the output is not generated according to a pattern that ANT could 
know, as one might go from "cluster.plist" and "xml.template" to "a.xml, 
b.xml, l.xml,", so I cannot use a glob mapper.  The list might 
also change if the template or plist does, so it would be nontrivial to 
generate that list.


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