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From "Peter B. West" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs
Date Sat, 04 Aug 2001 15:01:44 GMT

A quick test of the write-on-change is to run the existing tests twice 
in succession with the first output still in place.  Check the mod time 
after the second run.


Peter B. West wrote:
> Stefan,
> You and me both.  When I made the changes to accommodate the large 
> files, I forgot to tests change-in-place.  Pretty disgraceful.  Mea culpa.
> I have modified the code I found in the repository, which did not 
> compile for me.  As a penance, I have included code to restore the 
> functionality to write the file only when the destination file changes.
> I have performed a variety of tests on this (including change-in-place), 
> but this has been done in a hurry, and I do not yet have a neat set of 
> test cases.  Let me know if you want some.  The code for the new 
> functionality includes a handful of println's for the basic temp file 
> test conditions, which you will no doubt want to remove.  I have used 
> the method that Conor (I think) added to create the temp file, and I 
> have added a method to check for file equality.
> I will now go back to providing a minimum set of changes to the HTML, as 
> requested.
> Peter
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> should have run this task on the source file before committing, hmm.
>> Stefan

Peter B. West
"Lord, to whom shall we go?"

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