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From Jochen Theodorou <>
Subject Re: adding a fork option to my ant task
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:55:32 GMT
Dominique Devienne schrieb:
> On 9/18/07, Jochen Theodorou <> wrote:
>> I am currently looking for ways to fork the Groovy compile task Groovyc
>> (
> MatchingTask is a legacy from the past, it's best to avoid it, and
> accept the filesets in your task directly. Not a big deal, but it's
> considered better style these days to have explicit named filesets
> than a single implement fileset.

it is supported by the task too I think..

>> I would like to be able to define a maxmem setting and a fork option,
>> like javac does. Is there a simple way to change an ant task to support
>> this? I really would like not to have to call the class using the java
>> task in my build file. Would be very nice if you can give me some
>> pointers. I looked in the javac task a bit, but it's quite big and I
>> didn't find the right place.
> Use <java> in your code rather than in the build file. It's easy use a
> helper task in a task, with the bindToOwner call (not sure of the
> name). I've used this technique in the past, and it works well. The
> technique does assume you have a command line entry point rich-enough
> to specify exactly what you want done entirely on the command line.

then I take it there is no simple way for this...  then I have to find 
out, how to get the classpath from the taskdef :(

bye blackdrag

Jochen "blackdrag" Theodorou
Groovy Tech Lead (

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