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From Patrick Calahan <p...@bea.com>
Subject RE: uptodate checking in build.xml
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 07:25:20 GMT
Jacob pointed out that it might be because Intellij is holding a lock on 
the class files.  I didn't really drill down on it it yet.

I dunno, it's not a big deal either way.  It's not that the problems are 
bad - I'm more just wondering whether the payoff is worth it.

-p

At 08:48 AM 3/2/2004 -0800, Cezar Andrei wrote:
>Sorry, my bad, I assumed that uptodate works correctly with a dir as target.
>
>I added the uptodate checks to jam.parser and jam.compile because in my 
>case  I don't touch jam sources at all but they trigger building of 
>xbean.jar every time.
>
>I updated the build file to regen or recompile at any jam file 
>modification, if you still consider the checks too risky I'll take them out.
>
>Cezar
>
> > From: Patrick Calahan
>
> > Hey all.  At some point not too long ago, someone added a
> > bunch of uptodate
> > checks in the build.xml file.  I can't tell who offhand from
> > the cvs log,
> > but I'm wondering if this is something we really need.  My
> > objections are:
> >
> > - It adds a lot of complexity to the build script
> >
> > - The payoff for that complexity is fairly minimal, since it
> > only takes a
> > couple of minutes to do a full clean build anyway
> >
> > - It doesn't seem to be working for me (I make change in my
> > idea and rerun
> > the ant target, yet it refuses to recognize that the sources
> > are out of date).
> >
> > - I really hate the uncertainty that this introduces.  When I
> > make a change
> > and then rerun the regression tests, I want to be sure that
> > my changes are
> > taking.  In fact, I'm even willing to wait an extra 3 seconds
> > to get that
> > certainty.  :)
> >
> > -p
>
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