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From Rob Oxspring <>
Subject Re: <depends/> and no-op output
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2004 10:28:02 GMT
Here we go then: the patch simply logs at DEBUG level rather than INFO 
if nothing has been acheived.



Antoine Lévy-Lambert wrote:

> Rob Oxspring wrote:
>> One of my (very few) pet hates with ant is that the depends task 
>> displays something when it performs a no-op.  This seems counter to 
>> other tasks (copy, javac, zip IIRC) and means that my complex build 
>> ends up spitting out a lot of output while doing very little.  The 
>> output itself doesn't exactly qualify as stimulating reading either:
>> "Deleted 0 out of date files in 0 seconds"
>> I was wondering if there was any point in preparing a patch to not 
>> output/log if 0 files have been deleted.  The patch / change would be 
>> laughably small but I'm not 100% that it'll sit well with everyone as 
>> depends feels like its been around for a few releases now and this 
>> would be a change to the output.  I could complicate the patch by 
>> making it configurable (lognoop="no"??) if that makes people happier 
>> although it seems unecessary to me.  Alternatively I could live with 
>> it as it is and mutter to myself just as I have done so far.
>> Thoughts?
>> Rob
> Send your patch, even if it is small.
> I will have a look at it.
> Cheers,
> Antoine
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