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From Ernst de Haan <>
Subject Re: Recent logging aint emacs friendly
Date Sat, 08 Jul 2000 13:21:46 GMT
> > Hmm, perhaps the logger can be specified as a parameter for the root
> > element in the build file.
> I don't think this would be good. The logger to be used in a build is not
> really a property of the project. A PI makes some sense but I still think
> this should be specified outside the project file. Logging is something the
> user running ant is worried about, not the author of the build file. My
> preference would therefore be to use a command line parameter.

Yup. You are right. It must be known before the build.xml is actually
parsed, because the setting will influence the output from the start on.
So I agree a command-line option would be the answer.

> 1. add a parameter to ant which causes the default listener to produce emacs
> friendly output.
> 2. allow the logger class to be specified on the command line and then
> provide an emacs friendly logger.
> 3. combine 1 and 2.

What exactly do you mean by the first option ?


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