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From Gintautas Grigelionis <g.grigelio...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mass changes to various projects under Ant umbrella - should we be doing it?
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:42:28 GMT
2018-04-13 5:33 GMT+00:00 Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>:

> On 2018-04-12, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>
> > 2018-04-12 15:18 GMT+00:00 Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>:
>
> >> On 2018-04-12, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>
> >>> 2018-04-12 14:39 GMT+00:00 Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org>:
>
> >>>> On 2018-04-11, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>
> >>>>> XMLCatalogTest is an example of unit tests complicated by root
> >> property.
>
> >>>> Actually, the test even passes if you remove the line using the
> property
> >>>> as long as your current working directory is Ant's basedir :-)
>
> >>> What is the reason of having and/or keeping the property, anyway?
>
> >> Running the test when your current working directory is not the root of
> >> the Ant source tree. I don't know who does so, but it has been something
> >> somebody needed some time ago (and took the time to make it
> >> possible). Right now I don't see any reason to stop supporting that.
>
> > I'd say it's the other way around: unless I'm mistaken, I have to
> > remember to set the property in the IDEs that I use if I want to use a
> > test case for debugging. So IMHO it's an unnecessary complication for
> > no good reason.
>
> Ant test cases are not designed to be run from an IDE, this has never
> been a goal. I'm surprised this system property is the only thing you
> need to remember :-)
>

 Well, I decided to give it a spin :-) I find it useful to run debugger on
test cases from IDE.

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