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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: excludesfile must exist?
Date Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:55:28 GMT
On Jan 21, 2005, at 4:33 PM, Matt Benson wrote:
> --- Erik Hatcher <> wrote:
>> I haven't been in the internals of Ant for a while,
>> my apologies.  I
>> recall this coming up before.... any objections to
>> changing how
>> <fileset> handles excludesfile (and I'm assuming
>> includesfile) such
>> that existence of the file is not mandatory?
> [SNIP]
> +0 but looks like you could use available + if/unless
> of excludesfile elements in the meantime; I hesitate
> to presume you didn't know that, but I didn't until I
> just looked.  :)

I hadn't thought about that option, so thanks for reminding me!

It still seems silly to error on a missing includes/excludes file, sort 
of like erroring on a missing properties file with <property 

Your recommendation will suffice for my purposes though :)


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