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From "Anderson, Rob (Global Trade)" <Rob.Ander...@nike.com>
Subject RE: Compiling against a shared code area
Date Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:54:24 GMT
It sounds like you should be using a branch in version control, rather than locating different
versions of source files in different directories.

-Rob Anderson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McIntosh, Stephen [mailto:Stephen.McIntosh@gs.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:31 PM
> To: 'user@ant.apache.org'
> Subject: Compiling against a shared code area
> 
> 
> Hello.  I'm not quite a newbie user of Ant, but I'm not an 
> expert either.
> I'm hoping there's a solution to my problem:
> 
> I would like to have Ant compile a set of java files against 
> two separate
> source directories, one "local" and one "shared".
> This can easily be done like this:
> 
> <javac	srcdir = "${local}:${shared}"
> 	destdir="${dest}">
> </javac>
> 
> except that this solution assumes that the local and shared 
> directories do
> not have any overlapping files.
> 
> In my situation, there necessarily will be a lot of overlapping files.
> 
> The above method leads to a "duplicate class" error.
> 
> Is there a way for me to make Ant take source files from the 
> shared area
> unless they exist in the local area, and then take them from 
> the local area
> instead?
> 
> Thanks, 
>   Steve
> 


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