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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject RE: Platform independend classpath in build.xml?
Date Wed, 31 May 2000 00:08:10 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of
> burtonator
> Sent: Wednesday, 31 May 2000 7:38
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> Subject: Re: Platform independend classpath in build.xml?
> What would be cool is a way to set the classpath in XML:
> <classpath inherit="true">
>     <entry>${LIBROOT}appframe.jar</entry>
> </classpath>
> And this would build the classpath as:
> $CLASSPATH;./lib/appframe.jar
> oooohhh...

My build files often do not have a single classpath. As an example, I
currently have

build.classpath			- compiling standard files
descriptorbuild.classpath	- for building weblogic deployment descriptors
testbuild.classpath		- for building JUnit test harness
weblogic.classpath		- for running weblogic.

None of these classpaths include the classes which are typically in the
classpath that is used to run ant.

I am a little wary of an approach which makes the classpath a sort of
singleton concept. The management of the CLASSPATH environment variable in
the shell is often a major pain for the same reason.

I do like the <entry> concept for building up classpaths though.


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