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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <>
Subject Re: AW: Default excludes and Subversion on Windows
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:40:55 GMT

I would also not make the behavior of defaultexcludes conditional upon an environment variable.

I would also go to inconditionnally hardwire exclude _svn directories.


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Datum: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:53:21 -0500
Von: "Dominique Devienne" <>
An: "Ant Developers List" <>
Betreff: Re: AW: Default excludes and Subversion on Windows

> > Accessing environment variables from Java is a hack. Do we want to
> always
> > execute it? In case of failure, normal build execution can be affected,
> even
> > if people do not care about "_svn" directory names.
> Not in JDK 1.5+ anymore. But I agree than fetching the env if that
> user hasn't explicitly done it already is a bit heavy handed.
> I hesitate between Stefan's position of requiring the user to do it
> explicitly and adding it to the default excludes. Since
> <defaultexcludes> allows both adds and removes, I guess adding it to
> the hardwired defaults (unconditionally, no env fetching) would
> benefit more people, and Kev and others can still do an explicit
> <defaultexcludes remove="**/_svn/**>, although I guess a remove is
> trickier, since requires knowing the exact pattern to remove.
> --DD

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