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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 28046] - Ant includes JARs in working directory
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2004 09:28:32 GMT
Conor MacNeill wrote:

> Peter Reilly wrote:
>> By user visible I meant that ant -cp x:y:z would not be supported by the
>> ant[.bat].  By support, I mean x:y:z replacing CLASSPATH in the
>> java call. It would be a nice to have, but would need support by the
>> the script (sh and bat), in detecting -cp, setting LOCALCLASSPATH
>> and CLASSPATH correctly.
> I'm +1 having a separate -cp option to the launcher to pick up 
> classpath style entries. Whether that mode should be removed from -lib 
> is debatable.
> I'm not sure why -cp should not be supported by ant.bat. Why not 
> support multiple -cp entries?

multiple -cp entries would IMO be confusing.  java does not allow this,
Steves's idea of -cp "" to avoid CLASSPATH issues would be

> What might need to be considered is any ordering issues between -lib, 
> -cp and CLASSPATH (passed via -cp)

Good point, -cp will be added first.


> Conor
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