Does anybody find ANT task-level nodes useful?

When I run ant I get spammed to much. For example, every single
<property.../> gets a node allocated in the output. Even ant itself does
not spew so much noise.

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I never use the tree mode. Maybe someone can convince me that it's useful.
My ant scripts have echo's which are all I need, so I always switch to text mode.

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So in text mode you get the true ant output -- not the idea spam?

Stephen Kelvin wrote:

I never use the tree mode. Maybe someone can convince me that it's useful.
My ant scripts have echo's which are all I need, so I always switch to text mode.


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I mentioned this before on some other thread.

I have 'verbose' icon turned off, and I switched to text output rather than tree, but even then it is ridiculous. See below for the output for one package being compiled.

Ideally, I don't want IDEA to output anything. Our build.xml files automatically print out the info we want to see. For each package we output "SUBPROJECT: package".

It is useful to see all the tasks when you are developing the build files, but after that, you need to be able to turn it off in both Tree and Text modes.


SUBPROJECT: ipc.proxy
property
ant
init
property
condition
condition
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
condition
condition
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
compile
available
available
condition
antcall
createDirectories
mkdir
antcall
compileJavac
javac

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Ha! This was the output I was just about to post. What on earth do I
need to see things like "property" and "condition" for? The messages
don't even say /what/ property or condition. Complete noise.

And I agree, I would like one level of to output the targets, and
another level to output nothing so my ant echo's can be recognized.


Alex wrote:

I mentioned this before on some other thread.

I have 'verbose' icon turned off, and I switched to text output rather than tree, but even then it is ridiculous. See below for the output for one package being compiled.

Ideally, I don't want IDEA to output anything. Our build.xml files automatically print out the info we want to see. For each package we output "SUBPROJECT: package".

It is useful to see all the tasks when you are developing the build files, but after that, you need to be able to turn it off in both Tree and Text modes.


SUBPROJECT: ipc.proxy
property
ant
init
property
condition
condition
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
condition
condition
property
property
property
property
property
property
property
compile
available
available
condition
antcall
createDirectories
mkdir
antcall
compileJavac
javac


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