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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [NEW TASK] require
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 12:57:54 GMT
I like this much more ! Previosly I was using special empty targets with
the new fail task. This is much better :P

At 06:25  18/9/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello, here is a new task which is a lot like available, except that it
>will throw an exception if the given resource is not available.  I find
>this useful when working in environments where there are a few properties
>which must be set before the build system will function correctly.  This
>task allows build maintainers to add to their init target a list of
>This is my first post of any code to the Ant project, so please forgive me
>if I am not following proper protocal.
>I think that Require should probably extend extend from Available, but
>the methods that it would need access to are currently private (which
>doesn't do much good).  If you descide to add this to the main dist, then
>you might want to think about making the checkXXX methods in Avaiable
>protected and changing Require to extend from it.
>When I wrote this (last week sometime) I based it off of the latest
>Available class, which has changed to include some extra features (which
>could be used in the Require task as well).
>Anyways, I hope you find this useful.
>Attachment Converted: "c:\eudora\attach\"
>Attachment Converted: "c:\eudora\attach\"


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