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From Nathan Beyer <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [classlib][build] properties in modules/*/make/hyproperties.xml
Date Thu, 02 Jul 2009 23:43:29 GMT
It always seemed like a bit of premature abstraction to me. I'm all
for simplifying the build scripts, especially if that means fewer
files to deal with.

Go for it.

-Nathan

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Mark Hindess<mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Does anyone actually like these properties?  I've been hacking build.xml files
> and they are beginning to drive me crazy.
>
> modules/accessibility/build.xml contains the following for creating the src
> jar:
>
>  <jar destfile="${hy.jdk}/jre/lib/boot/${hy.accessibility.packaging.jarname}-src.jar">
>    <fileset dir="${hy.accessibility.src.main.java}" />
>
> which IMNSHO would be easier to read/maintain if it was:
>
>  <jar destfile="${hy.jdk}/jre/lib/boot/accessibility-src.jar">
>    <fileset dir="src/main/java" />
>
> I also notice that they are used rather erratically.  For example, the
> equivalent luni-src.jar creation ant code only uses one of them.
>
> I'd like to get rid of them or, if appropriate, use more straightforward
> property names such as ${jarname} since the hy.accessibility.packaging
> parts are all rather obvious from the context in which they are used -
> i.e. in a harmony module called accessibility building a jar file.
>
> Sorry for the rant but I've got quite a bit build.xml cleanup to do
> and assuming others agree (or don't care) I'd like to make them more
> readable at the same time.
>
> Regards,
>  Mark.
>
>
>

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