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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Another feature request??
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2001 06:45:41 GMT
Peter Donald <> wrote:

> I was thinking about this more when installing stuff. Under unixes
> you usually have to go something like
> make clean; ./configure; make; make install

But this works by convention and not because make enforces something.

> It would be nice if the equivelent was translated into ants
> ant clean configure main install

Again, this will only work, if all people use targets named clean,
configure and install - so there is no point in not adding main to the
set of targets people should use. Dropping the default attribute in
project in favor of a hardcoded "main" will remove one of four special


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