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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Subdirectory problem/always recompiles
Date Sun, 20 Nov 2005 21:35:55 GMT
Brown, Carlton wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Dominique Devienne []

>>Now if you're up to the challenge, you should try to work with the
>>developer to untangle the dependency knot you've discovered. Having
>>separate source dirs implies independent components, or at least clean
>>dependencies (i.e. a <javac> per dir can compile the source with no
>>additional source dirs).
> That's one of our goals.  In fact these subdirs were once all lumped
> into the same directory, and this separation was the first step toward
> refactoring.   When you're talking about some 3000 classes written by 50
> developers over a period of 6 years, obviously it gets a bit tricky.  We
> do plan to get to get this beast to an acyclic point in the next 18
> months, though.

Ok. its not a package naming problem, its a package refactoring one. 
Fixing that is going to hurt...

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