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From peter reilly <>
Subject Re: [Patch] keep-alive feature
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2003 17:33:42 GMT
On Mon, 2003-07-07 at 18:12, Steve Loughran wrote:
> peter reilly wrote:
> > I am thinking of committing the keep-alive
> > feature:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Do any of the ant commiters have a problem with
> > this feature?
> > 

> I am mostly neutral. I can see its value in some cases (install, but 
> think that it may lead to grief down the wire. The nice thing about 
> <try>/<catch> (that I do want to add to the core) is that it forces the 
> developers to think about failures and how to handle them. the keepgoing 
> concept says 'ignore all errors'; it is failoneerror scaled up.
> Testing can be handled with the junit failureproperty, so it is really 
> installation and special test actions that are being handled. 
> Installations is very much a secondary function of ant. [And I prefer 
> installations to unroll cleanly on failure, not keep going]
> If you are going to commit it
> -make it a command line option
> -lots of messages at both info and verbose, esp something at info that 
> warns when the system keeps going
> -make sure that try/catch logic takes priority
It depends, the try/catch will catch tasks but not
<ant/>, <antcall> and <subant/> (I think, I will
test tonite).


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