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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 source organisation
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:28:10 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> Why would you want to change ant ???

I don't, I am asking questions.

> Re. source folders versus modules - we can have both of them, it's not
> exclusive.
> Single source tree makes it easy to navigate, more IDE-friendly, etc.
> The build file can compile as many modules as needed - either by compiling a
> subset of the tree, or by compiling the entire tree and generating
> several modules.

Yes, I know.

> IMO it is a bad practice to scatter sources around without very good reason.
> JDK sources don't seem to be scattered in modules like 'io', 'net',
> but in packages,
> and modules for platform-specific stuff.
> Having a single source tree would also greatly simplify the ant file,
> and with eclipse
> it can completely skip the compilation task ( i.e. if the ant file
> uses the same build/classes
> dir as eclipse, it'll detect the already-compiled classes and just
> create the jars, while
> eclipse can keep the source updated on save ).

Obviously, the build script would be far far simpler. Personally, I am 
also in favor of a single source tree, since it's simply much easier to 
work with.


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