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From "Schmolzi, Christian" <>
Subject AW: dependency problem with javac task
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 12:46:43 GMT
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Stefan Bodewig []
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 19. September 2000 12:03
> An:
> Betreff: Re: dependency problem with javac task
> >>>>> "SC" == Schmolzi, Christian <> writes:
>  SC> Is there a way around this?
> ant clean compile
> i.e. delete all .class files before you compile.

The problem with "ant clean compile" is, that the "clean"-task would have
to be very sophisticated in our case since we have a quite big project
and I don't want to have to recompile about 180 EJBs in order to recompile
a few classes.

> We are aware that Ant's view of dependencies is not perfect in every
> case, there have been ideas to come around this limitation but they
> didn't get too far (here).

perhaps one could create a new task that - using at least the
to build something like a "compile-queue"? But as far as I see that's just a

> Maybe it is enough to add a depend attribute that would trigger the
> corresponding switches of javac (which is broken AFAIK) and jikes (a
> patch for this has been submitted).

Is there a switch in javac (or jikes) that can resolve this kind of problem?
I haven't found one?


Christian Schmolzi
debis Systemhaus GEI 
Goebelstr. 1-3, D-64293 Darmstadt
Tel: (+49) 6151 820-467

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