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From Doug <d...@telusplanet.net>
Subject Re: Question on how to to debug mapper issues
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 00:08:32 GMT
<echo message="soup"/>

I think. well give a try & pray.

On November 21, 2005 06:44 pm, Brown, Carlton wrote:
> As I'm learning Ant, one thing I miss bitterly is the ability to print,
> echo, or otherwise inspect every piece of data in order to see where
> things are going wrong.  I'm having some trouble with a mapper
> statement, and if anybody could tell me how to observe what's getting
> matched by the asterisk, that would be great.
>
>
>
> For example, if I had a fragment like:
>
>
>
>                         <uptodate property="is.uptodate">
>
>                                     <srcfiles dir="src"
> includes="*.java"/>
>
>                                     <mapper type="glob" from="*.java"
> to="build/classes/*.class"/>
>
>                         </uptodate>
>
>
>
> Some variations of the above task don't work, and I'd be so happy if I
> could see what my "to" and "from" attributes are evaluating to.  It
> would be great if there were some way to echo out the asterisk value,
> unfortunately I haven't come across a way to do that.   If anybody has
> an answer, I'd be much appreciative.
>
>
>
> Somebody is bound to point out that the above task works as written,
> which is true.   So I'll mention that what I'm trying to do is compare
> subdirectories of the src structure rather than the entire thing.  By
> varying the dir attribute of the srcfiles task in parallel with the "to"
> attribute of the mapper task, I can get as far as 3 subdirectories deep.
> But if I try to drill farther than the parent of the directory
> containing the actual *.class files, the property doesn't get set.   So
> I'm trying to figure out why this is happening.
>
>
>
> -Carlton

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