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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: excludesfile must exist?
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:48:30 GMT
On Jan 24, 2005, at 3:29 AM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, 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?
> Your usecase is exactly why we've added if/unless to the nested
> elements.  This and the fear of breaking BWC since some builds
> actually rely on the current behavior.

Ah, the age-old BWC anchor tied around our ankles.  *sigh*


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