[armedbear-devel] Change the default action of 'build.xml' to 'abcl.clean abcl.wrapper'?

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Mon Oct 26 19:48:28 UTC 2009

[Including armedbear-devel@ for potential wider dicussion.]

On 10/26/09 1:05 PM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> BTW: I'm always doing complete builds; are you too?

Yeah, in fact I think the much more common use case of the build system 
is 'ant abcl.clean abcl.wrapper'.  I almost always want a full build 
from scratch, which is now taking slightly under two minutes for my 
MacBook Pro laptop.  A couple years ago, a full build took something 
like five minutes from what I remember, so there was more of a need for 
incremental builds.

What's your usage pattern like?  Maybe I should make 'abcl.clean 
abcl.wrapper' the default target, where the old behavior could be 
re-restablished via setting an Ant property.  This is contrary to the 
behavior of most build systems that I have experienced, but since we 
could write a banner message like "Starting build from scratch; set 
'abcl.build.incremental' in 'build.properties' to enable incremental 
builds in the future." Thoughts?

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