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From aldana <>
Subject Re: maven2 way to hide transitive dependencies
Date Wed, 26 Dec 2007 13:25:00 GMT

Heinrich Nirschl wrote:
> "mvn dependency:analyze" may also help to detect situations where
> transitive dependencies should better be declared as direct
> dependencies.
great! eveyday to learn something new.

Heinrich Nirschl wrote:
> No, the optional library may be needed for compiling. It can still be
> optional if it is never loaded at runtime for a certain use case.
but how should someone know if a certain use case is not executed on runtime
(to me that sounds more like a hint to dead code...). do you know a real
maven2 project where this optional is used and makes sense?

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