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Subject AW: javac compilation speed
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:27:56 GMT
ANT does no dependency checks, but <javac> does :-)

The dep-checks are things the tasks should do. But because Ant cant know
what the task will create, it cant do the dep-check. Think about code generators ...


>-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: Jonathan Baccash [] 
>Gesendet: Montag, 25. Juli 2005 02:33
>Betreff: javac compilation speed
>I have read that ant does not do dependency checking to see if 
>targets are up to date.  But I have also read that compilation 
>of java files is faster with ant.  How is this possible?  Does 
>ant use javac compile flags to do dependency checking 
>automatically?  Or is there something else going on?  Thanks,
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