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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Ant 1.6.2 release?
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 09:49:19 GMT
On Fri, 04 Jun 2004, Peter Reilly <> wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>On Thu, 27 May 2004, Peter Reilly <> wrote:

>>> 4) search paths for the import task
>>Could you please expand on that?
> This is something that could be done post 1.6.2.
> The idea is that <import file="x.xml"/> would
> be a bit like #include from cpp where there is an INCLUDEPATH
> that specifies where to look for "x.xml".

OK, I'd rather defer that after 1.6.2.

>>> 5) add delete on exit feature to the <delete> task - needed to
>>> antlib devl on windows
>>What does this do?
> One would need to do something like:
>     <delete onfail="deleteonexit">
>       <fileset dir="${install.dir}" includes="antextra-*.jar"/>
>     </delete>
> There has been some discussion in ant-dev on this subject:

OK, I see.  Doesn't look to difficult to implement, but harder to
provide decent feedback to the user: "Could not delete file X, will
try to delete it again later"?

You can add it to the list as far as I'm concerned.

>>> 6) add a do not follow symbolic links option to <delete> task
>>When is this needed?
> One could have a build directory:
> build
>      y
>      x -> something outside the build directory that should not be deleted
> One cannot use the delete task to delete the build directory
> completely.

I see.  Looking into DirectoryScanner it seems not that easy to fix
since the scanner will either recurse into x or exclude x based on the
followSymlink setting so anything we'd want to do would not only
affect Delete but probably any other task using DirectoryScanner as


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