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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Patch to Javac to check if .class exists before warning that .java is modified in the future
Date Sat, 16 Sep 2000 02:01:15 GMT
At 08:31  15/9/00 -0400, you wrote:
>The reason I'm making this patch is because of what I think is a problem
>with the Win98 filesystem in that I do a copydir task of my source files to
>the build area and then compile from my build area.  There is no reason I
>should be getting the warning in the first place, but I think there is a
>resolution in the timestamp of a file that may force it into the future.

Hmm a better method would be to fix copy method. We could do this by
copying into a temporary file and then file.rename( destination ) to move
it to final destinaiton. This would fix all problems even on crappy OSes :P



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