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From "Yadav, Akshat Kumar " <akshat.kumar.ya...@citi.com>
Subject Re: Javac task query
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:07:12 GMT

Thanks Peter for reply.

I think ANT developer should think on extending there "javac" task to
provide such feature. 

Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Reilly [mailto:peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 3:46 PM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: Javac task query

On 6/27/07, Yadav, Akshat Kumar <akshat.kumar.yadav@citi.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks Prashant for reply.
>
> I am talking for the situation where a.java, b.java and c.java are 
> independent java code files.
>
> Thanks,
>
<javac/> does not remove the c.class file if the c.java file does not
exist.
- i.e. it has no memory of previous compiles. and there may be another
<javac> task in the build file that could build c.class.

There are a number of times when similar things happen, if a.java
changes a method signature and b.java uses a.java's method, b.java needs
to be recompiled, but <javac/> does not know this.


The common way to deal with problems like this is to have a build
directory for *all* the build artifacts (.class files, generated java
files, .jar files, javadoc, code coverage files, junit reports,  etc)
and have a "clean" target that simply deletes the build directory:

<target name="clean">
   <delete dir="build"/>
</target>

Peter

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prashant Reddy [mailto:prashant@pramati.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:57 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Javac task query
>
> No 'javac' task by itself will not delete class file whose source java

> file has been deleted, and rightly so.
>
> I do not think you would really want other source files to *not* 
> compile when you have deleted a dependent source file.
>
> Imagine class A uses class C and you deleted class C (manually, and 
> not using a modern IDE). Even though the time stamp for class A did 
> not change, you would want to recompile both A, and C.
>
> You could have a cleancompile target in your build.xml
>
> <target name="cleancompile" depends="remove.classes.dir, compile, 
> jar"/>
>
> The "remove.classes.dir" target would remove all the class files from 
> the ${dest} directory.
>
> In the sited Phase 2, you would run the cleancompile target, instead 
> of simple 'jar' target. This would remove C.class along with other 
> class files from ${dest} directory. During the next compilation since 
> C.java is deleted C.class will not be generated, and you jar will not 
> have c.class.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> -Prashant
> On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 10:10 +0800, Yadav, Akshat Kumar wrote:
> > Thanks Steve! It worked.
> >
> > But lets say if I have executed compile target on a.java, b.java 
> > ,c.java it generates a.class, b.class, c.class and then I made jar 
> > of these class files. Later if I deleted c.java from source and its 
> > class
>
> > file is present is in dest dir. And when I will make jar it will 
> > contain c.class also, that I don't want to be persent in jar file as

> > its corresponding java file is deleted from source dir.
> >
> > Reference:
> > Phase 1:
> > Source: a.java, b.java, c.java
> > Dest: a.class, b.class, c.class
> > Jar: JTQ.jar (contains a.class, b.class, c.class)
> >
> > Phase 2 (when I deleted c.java from source dir)
> > Source: a.java, b.java
> > Dest: a.class, b.class, c.class
> > Jar: JTQ.jar (contains a.class, b.class, c.class)
> >
> > But I don't want c.class should not be presend in jar. It there any 
> > option or method to counter with such situation.
> >
> > Any help appreciated. If my query is not clear, then let me know...
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Loughran [mailto:stevel@apache.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:04 PM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Subject: Re: Javac task query
> >
> > Yadav, Akshat Kumar wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Prashant,
> > >
> > > I had executed ANT in verbose and debug mode and it shows
> > >
> > >  [javac] HelloWorlApp.java added as HelloWorlApp.class doesn't
> exist.
> > >
> > > Whereas the class file exist in dest dir. I tried adding/deleting 
> > > dest
> >
> > > dir in classpath, but no luck in both the situation.
> > >
> > > I would appreciate, If you could try this in your environment. I 
> > > had
>
> > > tried this with ANT 1.6.5/1.7 and java 1.4/1.5.
> > >
> > > P.S: Other member's can also suggest me something.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> >
> > could be the classname in the .java file has a different spelling or

> > case from the source file itself
> >
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