Author Topic: Java projects need wildcard support for classpaths  (Read 1167 times)

Marcel

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Java projects need wildcard support for classpaths
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:51:38 pm »
Since SE19 adds support for ant-like path patterns all over the place, it is time to sprinkle some of it into Java project files, i.e. to give us basic wildcard support for the Java classpaths:

<ClassPathElement Value="/modules/lib/test/junit*.jar"/>

SE Java projects are high-maintenance because of the ongoing need to update jar lists to keep up with revisioning.  My commit logs for *.vpj files indicate that classpath changes are responsible for 7 out of 10 pushes. Most of them could be eliminated with wildcard support.



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Re: Java projects need wildcard support for classpaths
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 05:07:07 pm »
Good suggestion.  We might try to squeeze this into v19 if it's an easy one.

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Re: Java projects need wildcard support for classpaths
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 03:40:40 pm »
This has been added to v19 and will appear in the next beta.

Marcel

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Re: Java projects need wildcard support for classpaths
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 03:52:32 am »
I love the jar wildcard support.  Thanks for adding it.