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From Tim Vernum <>
Subject RE: [ANN] Collecting requirements for Ant2
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2001 04:24:26 GMT

> I am not sure I get you but is 
> <target name="clean-build" depends="clean;build"/>
> is identical in functionality to
> <target name="clean-build">
>   <antcall target="clean"/>
>   <antcall target="build"/>
> </target>

[Note: I'm not the original author]

Well, for one thing, antcall will cause targets to execute multiple times,
 which is not what you generally want.

If the semantics of antcall were changed sufficiently, then I suspect the
 second for would suffice, but it doesn't do so in Ant1.x

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