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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject RE: Ant 2 et al.
Date Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:14:10 GMT
> AntClassLoader really sucks. In XDoclet's xjavadoc module we're
> resolving types in java codes by doing a Class.forName in some stages
> and it's interesting to see that in most cases we're wasting 
> 95% of time in AntClassLoader (in all those spaghetti messy checks). 
> I know you can't change AntClassLoader radically in Ant1.x but at 
> least spend some time optimizing it :-)

Fair enough - could you give me a suitable test case (build file, whatever) which takes a
long time and where a lot of that time is spent in AntClassLoader? If so, I'll happily have
a look at improving it.


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