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Java - Ant tags/keywords

dependselector, dependselector, file, file, io, mappingselector, not, set, string, stringbuffer, stringbuffer, yet, yet

The source code

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 * Selector that filters files based on whether they are newer than
 * a matching file in another directory tree. It can contain a mapper
 * element, so isn't available as an ExtendSelector (since those
 * parameters can't hold other elements).
 * @since 1.5
public class DependSelector extends MappingSelector {

     * Creates a new <code>DependSelector instance.
    public DependSelector() {


     * @return a string describing this object
    public String toString() {
        StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer("{dependselector targetdir: ");
        if (targetdir == null) {
            buf.append("NOT YET SET");
        } else {
        buf.append(" granularity: ");
        if (map != null) {
            buf.append(" mapper: ");
        } else if (mapperElement != null) {
            buf.append(" mapper: ");
        return buf.toString();

     * this test is our selection test that compared the file with the destfile
     * @param srcfile the source file
     * @param destfile the destination file
     * @return true if destination is out of date
    public boolean selectionTest(File srcfile, File destfile) {
        boolean selected = SelectorUtils.isOutOfDate(srcfile, destfile,
        return selected;


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