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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Allowing antlibs to contribute diagnostics & version info
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:25:23 GMT
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Jeffrey E. Care <> wrote:

> "Gilles Scokart" <> wrote on 08/19/2008 02:01:53
> PM:
>> Why not using the same logic that we have with ant -p and ant -p
>> -v.?  We could have ant -v -version and ant -v -diagnostics.
> Having started working on this now, I've discovered there are a few
> issues with this approach.
> 1) With the current argument handling logic, this would only work if
> the user specifies "-v" first: if user specifies "-version" first
> then argument handling stops immediately, the version is shown & Ant
> exits.
> 2) When "-v -version" is specified by the user, the current argument
> handling logic actually shows the Ant version twice.
> I would prefer not to do a major rewrite of the argument handling
> logic just to implement this feature.

Understood, even though it shouldn't be too complex to fix.

> Is anyone opposed to adding a new "-fullversion" argument?

Fine with me, but please open a bugzilla issue for the second case.


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