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Subject AW: Problem with build after method signature change
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2007 08:08:44 GMT
Yes, the first thing to do when a "curious" problem occurs is doing
a "clean build".
    ant clean build
Provide a "clean" target which deletes all generated files.


>-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: Dominique Devienne [] 
>Gesendet: Donnerstag, 2. August 2007 20:56
>An: Ant Users List
>Betreff: Re: Problem with build after method signature change
>On 8/2/07, billf5293 <> wrote:
>> We are experiencing a problem with our build after a method 
>signature change
>> in one of our classes.  A method was changed from non-static 
>to static.
>> Since the dependant class files would still compile ant did 
>not compile
>> them.  The result is a IncompatibleClassChangeError at 
>runtime saying a
>> non-static method is expected.
>> Is there any way to check class compatibility?
>It's generally regarded as unnecessary, since Java compiles fast
>enough that doing a full rebuild is much simpler and safer than trying
>to do an intelligent incremental build.
>There are IDEs and also JavaMake that do such incremental builds, and
>I played with JavaMake in the past, but the added complexity is not
>worth it IMHO. It all depends on the project size. --DD
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