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From Dominique Devienne <DDevie...@lgc.com>
Subject RE: Generating java files selectively from IDL files using <depen d> a nd <mapper> type glob
Date Fri, 30 Jan 2004 14:52:14 GMT
> From: Peter Reilly [mailto:peter.reilly@corvil.com]
> >>From: Daniels, Doug [mailto:Doug.Daniels@GDC4S.Com]
> >>
> >>I wish there was a way to directly use the <uptodate> task
> >>to retrieve the files that aren't uptodate.
> >
> >I've long since given up on <uptodate>, and use the great
> ><outofdate> task from Peter, in Ant-Contrib. Was designed
> >to replace Makefile rules, so maybe it has the equivalent
> >to $? for only the out of dates files.
> >
> The outoutdate task can set the files that are outofdate in a <path>
> reference using the "outputsourcespath" attribute.
> More tasks however only accept filesets, so the path needs to be
> converted to a fileset using ant-contribs pathtofileset task.
> However this makes for quite messy build scripts.
> An example is given in:
> http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/tasks/pathtofileset.html

Thanks Peter. Might not be an ideal solution, but if it works,
it's quite compact and efficient code.

Does <outofdate> support setting the <targets> from the sources
and a <mapper>? In the use case of a one-to-one mapping for example?

--DD

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