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Subject Re: JIndent Task (Javac Preprocessor?)
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2000 22:53:54 GMT

If depend were done as some type of <fileset> extension it would be possible to
use it to do things like include dependant classes in a JAR.  This would be

-- Glen

Stefan Bodewig <> on 27/11/2000 06:07:53 PM

Please respond to

cc:    (bcc: Glen Stampoultzis/ITD/MEL/Ansett/AU)
Subject:  Re: JIndent Task (Javac Preprocessor?)

Paul Hodgetts <> wrote:

> I don't see any way to hook a preprocessor into the Javac task,
> so I need a new task.  Is this a correct conclusion?

Yes. I'd suggest you take a look at Conor's optional <depend> task,
which has been added shortly after the 1.2 release. It works as some
kind of preprocessor for <javac> - but hasn't been adapted to use the
GlobPatternMapper syntax that is now used by <javac> (because this is
still a very new - and undocumented - feature).


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