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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EasyAnt: Ant based pre packaged build system for java projects
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 05:31:26 GMT
"Peter Reilly" <> writes:

> I would say that if the build file does not specify the order, then the order
> is undefined.
> If the order is important, then the build file can enforce an order by
> using "depends".
>     <target name="prepare" before="junit" depends="start-server">
>        <prepare />
>     </target>

One thing we are not taking into account is the plugin approach that
is part of Xavier's initial EasyAnt vision.

If our base build file contains a compile target and several "plugins"
that I want to use need to do stuff before the compile target then we
need a way to have a defined order.  In the order my build file
requires the plugins, I guess.

Do we revert the order for after targets so the first one declared
gets executed last?

Also we will need to define how before/after an complete overriding of
targets interact.  Do before/after apply to the new definition of the
target or are they dropped?


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