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From Jeffrey E Care <>
Subject Re: Ant picks class files from current directory rather than provided jar in classpath
Date Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:32:32 GMT
krats <> wrote on 02/19/2010 05:17:33 PM:

> I am sorry about that. Dint know it was a user-list question. But we 
have a
> common src folder starting with package structure com.company_name and
> subpackages within that maintained by different groups.
> I might be wrong but I think it is a genuine requirement that I should 
> able to tell ant to first check a jar I am providing (which in my case 
> be jar of package com.company_name.f1 for example) to locate the imports
> rather than check the source folder first. I was just wondering if 
theres a
> way to force ant to check provided jars first.

Assuming I've understood your scenario correctly the docs for javac are 
very clear: 

    "Note: Classes found through the classpath may be subject to automatic 
recompilation if their sources are also found."

If you want separation, for whatever purpose, then have separate source 
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