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From Tibor Strausz <>
Subject RE: Cross Project Dependencies
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2002 15:06:09 GMT
can't you just use the depend property from the target task
<target name="a" depend="b,c,d"/>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grinvald, Edward []
> Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 4:54 PM
> To:
> Subject: Cross Project Dependencies
> Hello all,
> 	I have a problem, which i hope you can help me solve:
> My project has several subprojects, let's say a - z.
> Some of the subprojects depend on other subprojects. Let's 
> say a depends on b and c, c depends on d and e, and e depends 
> on f. Assum there are no circular dependencies (i hope there 
> aren't). Each subproject is in a separate directory, so i can 
> say build in a subdirectory, jar, put in 'lib', build in b 
> subdirectory, jar, put in 'lib', etc.
> I am trying to make it so that the user can say he/she wants 
> to build a, and it will go to a, read dependencies on b and c 
> (from a text file or something), go to build b, see 
> dependency on d and e, etc.
> I see no way to do this other then recursion, but i'm having 
> difficulties, because i don't fully understand how recursion 
> would work in ant - would the properties be mixed up if i 
> invoke the same target multiple times, etc.
> Please help.
> Thank You,
> Edward Grinvald
> Computer Associates International
> Programmer, Storage Development
> (631) 342 6350

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