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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: improved <fail/> task
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 14:34:13 GMT
Ant's Main class does call System.Exit. I think the only way to get the 
information to it would be to create a subclass of BuildException to
carry the info and have Main extract it from the exception to Exit. You 
should definitely not be calling System.Exit in the task.


Matt Benson wrote:
> While that's essentially a nice idea, the only thing
> <fail> currently does is throw a BuildException... how
> do you propose to pass this status all the way out of
> the JVM, especially when you really can't be sure
> whose main method is the starting point... usu.
> oata.launch.Launcher--which incidentally doesn't even
> call System.exit() itself... IIRC calling
> System.exit() would be a de-evolution of Ant...
> -Matt

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