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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ant git commit: Add magic names for tests, run more tests in Surefire
Date Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:48:38 GMT
On 2018-10-28, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Oct 2018 at 18:17, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

>> On 2018-10-28, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
>>> On Sun, 28 Oct 2018 at 17:59, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

>>>> I wonder whether it wouldn't be a good idea to create a separate class
>>>> for constants used during testing that lives in ant-testutil rather than
>>>> poluting the "magic names" of Ant.

>>> The problem is that should such class end up in ant-testutil, it makes
>> ant
>>> dependent on ant-util and that creates a dependency loop.

>> I'm talking about the "magic names" only used in tests. The four
>> properties with names that start with TEST_ should not be used inside
>> the rest of Ant, are they?

> I understand your point. TEST_ properties are only for tests. But, the
> tests themselves are a part of Ant core.

Are they? I really hope there are no test classes in ant.jar.

The constants can be moved to the tests jar of Ant core (where Ant core
likely means org.apache.ant:ant in Maven speak) and ant-testutil. All
Maven artifacts that are not org.apache.ant:ant can have a test scope
dependency on ant-testutil.


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