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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs Define
Date Fri, 28 May 2004 18:04:15 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose Alberto Fernandez []
> Not sure, in particular in Java you may et into funny class
> dependencies.
> In principle, you can have circular dependencies between jars, that is
> solved
> by loading both jars in the same classloader instead of a hierarchy.
> I cannot give you an example right now, but I would not be surprise if
> one could get to the same situation with antlibs which are just jars
> with descriptors.

And since when circular dependencies between JARs is OK?
Circular dependencies of classes inside a JAR is OK,
not between JARs.

But that's actually beside the point: AntLibs declare dependencies
between them to use types/tasks in <macrodef>/<presetdef>, not to
resolve dependent classes. The latter's done thru documentation, by
stating the AntLibs (or its individual types) dependencies on external
libraries (JARs).

Anyways... It's not failing now, and won't be apparently.
I still disagree, but it won't be the first time. --DD

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