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From "Russell, Archie" <archie_russ...@merck.com>
Subject Advice on making a new task class
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 23:29:45 GMT
 
Hi,

I'm new to Ant and would like to make a new task class.   The examples I've
online found are good pretty basic, they show an "execute()" method that
seems to be run under all circumstances.   I'd like to make tasks that are
only rerun if they've failed in the most recent attempt (similar to the way
a compilation of a file reruns if there is no .class file found).   I
currently have several long running perl programs that are prone to failure
and ant seems like a good way to pick up the pieces after something breaks.

What is the typical route for accomplishing this with a new task class?   Do
we build a check into the execute() method that looks around for remnants of
the previous task completing succesfully?

Thanks for any advice
Archie


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