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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] SerialVer and ReplaceSUID Tasks
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2002 03:45:08 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephane Chauvin" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 11:53 AM
Subject: [SUBMIT] SerialVer and ReplaceSUID Tasks

> I propose to add the
> package to support the serialver functionality.
> There is 2 tasks:
> -serialver: Echoes the serialVersionUID of a serializable class. This is
> just a wrapping of the serialver executable provide by the JDK.
> -replacesuid: Replace in a source file a token with the serialVersionUID.

Interesting -and with unit tests too. nice.

As usual, please file this in bugzilla with attachments and harangue the
mailing list till its inclusion gets resolved one way or the other.

A couple of questions

1. why do you exec serialver instead of using the java task? This can fork
too, if that is needed, but it is better at classpath setup and the like.

2. Having code that edits java src insitu scares me. I would be happier with
something which generated a new copy of the file in a destination
directory...we could then add version checking so that the work is only done
if the src file is newer than the one in the dest dir.

would that work? How are you using the tasks in your build files.


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