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From Rutger Hofman <>
Subject Re: Clean build vs partial rebuild
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:19:25 GMT
An incremental build should come with sophisticated dependency
analysis. For this, there is <depend>. However, in my experience
doing "ant depend build" is not at all necessarily faster than
"ant clean build".

So, an incremental build is only faster without "ant depend", but
then the programmer should be very aware of overlooked dependencies.

Rutger Hofman
VU Amsterdam wrote:> I donĀ“t know "the boards consensus" :-)
> But my opinion is
> - do a incremental build during development (includes unit tests)
> - (sometimes a clean build during development :-)
> - do a clean build before system test and release
> Jan
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Travis Kline []
>>Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 4:10 PM
>>Subject: Clean build vs partial rebuild
>>    I wanted to get the board's consensus on the clean build 
>>vs partial 
>>build debate.  I have read in more than one source that it is a "good 
>>practice" to always perform a clean build.  Why?  If you are 
>>caching your 
>>destination directory when compiling, besides speed, is there 
>>any other 
>>benefit?  What are you doing in your build?
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