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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 18742] New: - ANT does not support full cross-referencing of path structures.
Date Sun, 06 Apr 2003 20:14:01 GMT
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ANT does not support full cross-referencing of path structures.

           Summary: ANT does not support full cross-referencing of path
                    structures.
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Other
         Component: Core
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: cp1965@ROGERS.com


ANT's documentation hints that path-like structures are usable across task.  
The current version of ant supports classpath use across task with id="" and 
refid="" attributes.  Programmers need more than classpath sharing.  There 
should be better (complete) support for path-like structure cross-referencing.  

To illustrate this, try to build an ANT script with multiple javac tasks (more 
than one).  Try to make the tasks share source file lists.  I don't think you 
can do it with the current version. 

This shortcoming reflects on all other ant tasks and creates some confusion.  
The Jalopy (Jaloy from www.sourceforge.net) task plug-in is an example of an 
Ant task that has poor path structure referencing.  I will notify the Jalopy 
people.

Regards,
Colbert Philippe

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