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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Ant task to run C++ compiler?
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2004 16:07:40 GMT
Google CppTask, which is part of the Ant-Contrib project on

Also, packaging an .exe in a .jar sounds funny...
You're not writing out the exe, executing it, and parsing the result to get
the info you need, no? Because a little JNI library would be a much better
way to collect info you cannot collect with pure Java... --DD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Millet []
> Hi,
> My project contains both C++ code and Java code and I am curious if there
> are any Ant tasks to invoke a C++ compiler?
> The C++ code is all Windows system calls collecting hardware information,
> so the resultant exe files will only be run in a
> Windows 2000 environment.  After the C++ and Java code is compiled a JAR
> is
> made that includes the exe and class files.
> I am relatively new to Ant and have never created custom Ant tasks - would
> it be possible to create an Ant task to invoke
> the C++ compiler?
> Jim Millet

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