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From "Mark Hindess" <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: quicker builds with more recent versions of ant
Date Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:51:20 GMT
Hmm... the final subant example looks like exactly what I was trying
to achieve with HARMONY-293:

  http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/subant.html

And subant makes it even better.  Will have to look at this a little more.

-Mark.


On 4/14/06, 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? :)
>
> > 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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Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
IBM Java Technology Centre, UK.

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