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From David Soergel <>
Subject Re: dependancies (was: Re: FW: 1 suggestion and 1 bug...)
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2000 18:16:50 GMT
> I've also been thinking about this.  The current javac task doesn't 
>handle dependancies between java files.  If you change an interface 
>then you have to clean and remake to check all files that use that 
>interface are consistant.
> The other part of this is that I don't want to have to specify the 
>dependancies in all cases.  There should be a make-depend like 

I'm not sure it makes sense to put a complicated dependency tracking 
thing in ant, with regard to .java files anyway, when "jikes +F" 
already does what you want.  The way I use it is to make a dummy 
class with references to all the classes in my app, e.g. public class 
JikesDeps { myClass a; myOtherClass b; }, and then jikes +f  This way only things that have changed, and things 
that depend on things that have changed, get compiled.


David Soergel                      
Department of Genetics        
Stanford University School of Medicine        (650) 303-5324

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