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From Sriram Gopalan <>
Subject Re: Dependencies between Java Classes
Date Wed, 03 May 2000 20:37:11 GMT

Akbar Ibrahim wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to Ant. I am using it to build my Java application. Let's assume
> there are 2 classes in my application (A and B). Class A is dependent on
> Class B. So when I modify Class B and build the application Class B should
> be compiled  and Class should also be compiled as it depends on Class B. But
> ant compiles only Class B as it's source file is newer than it's class file
> and since Class A hasn't changed it is not compiled at all.
> I have 2 targets one for compiling Class B and one for compiling Class A.
> Is this the right way to do it or should I have a single target which
> compiles all the class files in the project.
> I couldn't find any reference to class dependencies in the ant
> documentation.
> Am I missing something.
> Cheers,
> Akbar

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