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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: top-level tasks, import, projecthelp, targetless
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:16:20 GMT
On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

> I suppose this change was because of -projecthelp

Not only.  <property> and friends also get executed if you ask Ant to
run a non-existant target in 1.5 - this doesn't happen any longer

> Here is my specific proposal:
> 1) All to Task a new method:
>   public boolean executeOnHelp() { return false;}

If we go that route, I prefer Costin's marker interface (which you've
kind of proposed yourself at one point IIRC) for tasks that have to be
run immediately when they are at the top level.


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