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From "Steve Slatcher" <>
Subject Re: Ant-Editor Integration
Date Wed, 18 Dec 2002 17:18:24 GMT
Phillip Lord wrote:
>>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Slatcher <> writes:

>   Steve> What I really would like however is a Java source editor (it
>   Steve> doesn't have to be a full IDE) that recognises classpaths I
>   Steve> have set up in my build.xml (presumably linked to a javac
>   Steve> command), rather than requiring me to maintain a project
>   Steve> and/or classpath independently for the editor.
> I've thought about this for a while. I use Emacs JDEE, and its
> irritating to have to set up classpaths twice. I haven't got a generic
> solution for this yet, but for something like Emacs, where the project
> file is straight forward plain text (well lisp anyway), it would be
> easy enough to use an ant "replace" task, to update the project file,
> based on the ant values.
> I'm sure you could do something similar with eclipse, assuming it has
> an non opaque project file system. Of course, how the IDE will cope
> with having its files changed underneath it is a different issue.

Interesting idea.  Presumably not impossible with NetBeans either.  In fact
in principle Ant could control even more aspects of an IDE, e.g. it could
be used to load all the source files for a package.

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