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From Mariusz Nowostawski <>
Subject RE: Incremental Compilation and ant
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2000 04:57:52 GMT
> >> I used to be of opinion that we should do this but I can't see any reason
> >> to at all anymore. Classfile analysis is probably the best of a bunch of
> >> bad choices. The reason is that the building of dependancies will end up
> >> being *slower* than deleting the whole tree and recompiling using
> >> jikes !!!
> >
> >Peter, Well I know you like Jikes :-) Not everyone, however, chooses to use
> >Jikes. I would like to see whether everyone not using Jikes is content to
> >delete their whole tree to guarantee that their compilations are valid.
> True but it seems like adding an ugly hack to Ant to workaround faults in
> shoddy compilers. *sigh* :P

Why somebody might not want to use jikes? ;o) 
I share the opinion of Peter and Barrie at the current moment.   
However, if it really really need to be done, 3. would be for me the good
choice, i.e. dependency task which deletes the out-of-date class files,
and has nothing to do as such with javac task.

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