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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Performance dropped with Ant version 1.8.0
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:16:29 GMT
On 2010-03-22, <> wrote:

> I could track the performance leak down to the Ant-Contrib "variable"
> task. As you wrote, it seems this task has slowed down since the string
> gets longer with each invocation.

OK, so we know where to look.

> BTW, I'm using a path based on a fileset, but the (undocumented) cache
> attribute on <path> didn't help.

In this case this is a good thing since it means the path isn't
re-evaluated on each iteration.

> I wrote a little demonstration ant script, packed the necessary
> Ant-Contrib JAR beside it, and dropped the ZIP file on Sendspace:
> Please feel free to test it.

It may be a good idea to open a bugzilla issue against Ant 1.8.0 and
attach all stuff there.



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