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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: quicker builds with more recent versions of ant
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:54:36 GMT
--- Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Matt Benson wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Another performance booster that needs to be made
> if
> > anyone finds the time (I want to do it, but...):
> 
> But what? :)

But I'm stretched thin at all times, thinner than
usual just at present.  :(

hmm... too bad that thinness isn't literal.

-Matt

> 
> > refactor all the <ant> invocations in the module
> > buildfiles to use 1.6+ <import>s.  These allow
> > composable, multi-inheritance buildfiles, and
> because
> > all targets execute in the same project context
> memory
> > usage is drastically decreased, while performance
> is
> > noticeably increased.  The top-level buildfiles
> would
> > probably use the <subant> task to invoke the
> module
> > builds.
> > 
> > Finally, know that Ant 1.7 is (finally!) on the
> > horizon.  One minor addition it will bring, that
> > directly relates to a recent topic here, are the
> > "magic properties" ant.build.javac.source and
> > ant.build.javac.target .  Anyone wanna guess what
> they
> > do?  And in case anyone wonders, these were not
> > introduced for any reason directly related to
> Harmony;
> > this is simply an example of convergent evolution.
> 
> Excellent!
> 
> geir
> 
>
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