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

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 19:54:52 UTC 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Mark Evenson <evenson at panix.com> wrote:
> [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?

Completely agree to set the default target to that. Having incremental
builds supported through a special property like that seems indeed
nice to have. I won't be using that, but that probably doesn't mean

So: yea, +1 from me to change the default build target.



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