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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: quicker builds with more recent versions of ant
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:22:20 GMT

Matt Benson wrote:

> Another performance booster that needs to be made if
> anyone finds the time (I want to do it, but...):

But what? :)

> 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.



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