[ng-dhtml] ant frustrations

Alex Russell alex at dojotoolkit.org
Wed Sep 29 20:29:28 CDT 2004


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On Wednesday 29 September 2004 4:30 pm, Martin Cooper wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:42:52 -0700, Alex Russell 
<alex at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
[snip]
> > Anyone have ideas on how I can get things in the lib/ directory
> > into the ant classpath without resorting to shell scripts?
>
> If nothing else, you could use a funky trick that I've used, which
> is to have a 'check-config' target that does the following:
>
> * Check to see if the relevant jars are in ${user.home}/.ant/lib
> * If not, copy them there (assuming you know where to get them)
> * Echo a message to the console saying that they need to restart
> Ant
>
> Not lovely, but it gets the job done.

That sounds like the likely winner at this point. I am, however, 
stupified that there's no way to do the equivalent of:

	import sys; sys.path.append("path/to/my/jar")

in ant. Maybe if we had an ant-compiler...or not. At least it's only 
complaining about a FEW more errors on Linux than on OS X at this 
point. Inexplicably, it still works.

/me makes the ritual sacrifice of neurons to the Java gods

Regards

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Alex Russell
alex at dojotoolkit.org
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