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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Using Ant with a Modular System Design
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:13:11 GMT
What else is that database used for?  Maybe the
database should be a sub-module of the module to be


--- "Kevin G. Crocker" <> wrote:
> Having developed a modular structure I have placed a
> build file in each
> module.  The system as a build file structure that
> if called from the
> highest level then all prereq builds are completed.
> For example, one module will create a database in a
> known state.
> Another module uses this database for unit testing.
> When run from the upper most build file everything
> is fine but I would
> like a way to run a lower level build file (calling
> the unit test)
> without having to remember to run a upper level
> build file to create the
> database.
> I know about using  the depends attribute but isn't
> this only within the
> build file not across build files.
> Any advice would be welcome.

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