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From Andrew McIntyre <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-587) Providing JDBC 4.0 support for derby
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 23:23:09 GMT

On Dec 1, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Bryan Pendleton wrote:

> > If anyone knows a way to get Ant to generate a list of files
> > (like the find command) that we could then filter, let me know.
>
> I'm always up for puttering around with Ant scripts. Between
> <fileset>, <patternset>, and <selector>, there's a lot of power
> there. Maybe you could send me some more details about what you'd
> exactly like Ant to be able to do, and I could fiddle with it for a  
> while?

Javadoc accepts an @{file} argument for a file which contains a list  
of the files to be javadoc'd. Ant, unfortunately, doesn't include a  
facility for generating such a list of files.

Good news, though. It appears that recent versions of Ant will now  
generate the file list for you from <fileset> elements. It would be  
interesting if you can get the "derbydocs" javadoc build going using  
multiple nested filesets, excluding the classes listed in tools/ 
javadoc/derbydocs_excludes.ant, and avoid the need to copy the entire  
source tree to a new directory before generating the javadoc. And if  
you get that working, then it should be simple to get the  
publishedapi target to work in a similar fashion.

Let me know if you're interested in working on that, otherwise I'll  
take a look.

thanks,
andrew

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