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From Oliver Deakin <oliver.dea...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [build] ant target naming consistency
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:53:45 GMT
This is something I stumbled over recently and thought would be useful 
also - Im don't feel strongly about it going into M5 or waiting, 
although I see no reason to wait until after M5 if you're willing to do 
it now.


Mark Hindess wrote:
> Thanks for doing this Nathan.
> Another thought, it would be useful to have a top-level fetch-depends
> target too.  It would need to call the three (?) more specific fetch-*
> targets.  (As well as being useful, it might also fix the fact that the
> error message you get for missing dependencies when using the federation
> build tells you to run fetch-depends but not where to run it and running
> it in the obvious place, at the top-level, fails as there is no target.)
> I'm happy to add this if people think it is worth having for M5.
> Regards,
>  Mark.
> On 13 February 2008 at 21:32, "Nathan Beyer" <ndbeyer@apache.org> wrote:
>> Does anyone object to normalizing the names of the Ant targets? The
>> mixed use of '-' and '_' is starting to push me over the edge. As an
>> example, here's the targets available in the top-level of the
>> federated build.
>>  build-all        build complete implementation
>>  bundle_src       assemble source snapshot
>>  default          setup and build complete implementation
>>  make-snapshot    setup and build complete src + binaries set
>>  populate_source  checkout the class library and VM source trees
>>  reset            removes vm and classlib dirs and resets
>> I'd like to just use '-' across the board.
>> We can maintain the previous targets for a while via redirects and put
>> in some deprecation statements.
>> -Nathan

Oliver Deakin
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