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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject RE: xmlcatalog, fileset evaluation
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2003 11:51:48 GMT
> From: Antoine Levy-Lambert [] 
> >A maybe related issue, is that in my build there are certain 
> >directories that are generated in a precompilation phase. Those 
> >directories are mentioned
> >in <fileset>s which are declared as top level tasks. In 1.6 
> I get a sort
> >of warnning when executing the fileset indicating that an 
> exception was
> >caught and continuing, but in 1.5.3 no problem is found.
> >My concern here is what happens when the reference is finally used.
> >In 1.5.3 the fileset is the correct one (since by the time it is used
> >the directories
> >are guaranteed to be there), but in 1.6 I am not sure what 
> the fileset
> >will do.
> >Did we change the way filesets are evaluated? I thought they 
> were very 
> >lazy before.
> I am not 100% sure how the filesets are evaluated. I wonder 
> whether there is not a check that the root directory of the 
> fileset exists as soon as ant reads the fileset definition in 
> the build file. Scanning is then done by each task using the fileset.

Shall I file this as a separate Bugzilla? Does anyone knows whether
this check for the root-directory will hamper the scanning later?

Jose Alberto

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