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From David Weintraub <>
Subject Re: Yet another basic question about Ant
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:50:48 GMT
Ant is a build system primarily designed for Java builds while Make is
primarily designed for C/C++ builds.

Are you doing a Java build, but for some reason, it was originally written
in Make? Then, I can understand why you want to change. But you are probably
better off writing the build from scratch instead of trying to convert over
the Makefiles to build.xml files.

If the build is for C/C++, you should really keep using Make and forget
about using Ant.

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM, veena pandit <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been given the task of converting Make files to Ant.  I don't know
> Make and I don't know Ant.
> But I am going to try.  There are 3 make files in the project.  The first
> one includes another make file
> like so:
> include makefile.${OSTYPE}${OS}
> the other Make files are makefile.linux and
> How do I transfer this over to Ant?
> Thanks,
> Veena

David Weintraub

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