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From "Colm Smyth" <>
Subject Re: Tiny patch to enable Recursion in Ant
Date Wed, 28 May 2008 18:04:40 GMT
It's nice to see some feedback and new ideas; would anybody like to
comment on what I actually did? ;)

See for the
issue I raised almost immediately after posting a request for

2008/5/28 Steve Loughran <>:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> sorry for the delay, a combination of a whole lot of work, a broken
>> iBook, very nice weather and severe back pain (not necessarily in that
>> order) have kept me offline.
>> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Colm Smyth <> wrote:
>>> Yes I used subant, but as I said, it can't recurse on the current
>>> target.
>>> Since recursion should be a core function of a hierarchical build
>>> system, I think this patch is worth adding to Ant.
>> First of all your original mail didn't contain the patch itself.
>> Second you said you used ant-contrib's for and I pointed out that
>> subant should be enough.  The only thing that's missing is a property
>> that knows the current target, isn't it?
>> I know we have rejected the idea of such a property in the past, but
>> we may be at a different point today, so if you open an enhancement
>> request for such a property (or find the old one and reopen it), that
>> would e the right place to attach a patch to enable it.
> I could imagine a task to set a property to the current target
> <location target="targetproperty" buildfile="fileproperty" />
> ...maybe even something for a complete stack trace/list of imports that is
> live
> --
> Steve Loughran        
> Author: Ant in Action 
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