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From "Marcel Schutte" <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Suggestion for new commandline switch -targets
Date Mon, 14 Aug 2000 13:56:49 GMT
I like the second option as well. But then the concept of really hiding
targets is gone, you can't base that on the presence or absence of a
description attribute or can you?

A reaction to Conor: my intended use for the -targets flag is to supply a
quick reminder to users of the build file. So I only want to include
toplevel targets in the list. People who do maintenance on build.xml should
open it up anyway, -targets is not for them.

Marcel Schutte

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Siberski, Wolf []
> Sent: maandag 14 augustus 2000 15:36
> To: ''
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] Suggestion for new commandline switch -targets
> If you want to mark targets as 'end-user' targets,
> you should explicitly mark them.
> Marking the tasks you don't want to show
> is counter-intuitive and error-prone
> (you may forget to mark a 'private' target,
> or you may not update your existing build files).
> As a plus, with KC's approach you could
> only publish targets by adding an explanation
> to them. :-)
> What are the advantages of the 'private' flag?
> Wolf

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