question on checking dependencies across modules

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at
Wed Jun 10 15:47:09 UTC 2015

On 10/06/15 16:30, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> On 2015-06-10 15:25, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In the context of the IntelliJ project support for JDK, I have a 
>> question on the very last step of 'make images' :
>> ## Starting verify-modules
>> Checking dependencies across JDK modules
>> Access verification succeeded.
>> I noticed that this step is always applied, regardless of whether 
>> there was actually any change in the sources/built classes or not. Is 
>> that deliberate? This is a bit unfortunate as in our setup we depend 
>> on 'make images' to run tests, and if there's nothing to do, you will 
>> still have to wait several seconds for 'make images' to complete.
> You are not alone in finding it annoying. It was added to the images 
> target to force it to be run often. We will stop running it when the 
> module system is properly in place and can verify this implicitly at 
> compile time. Unconditionally running it when nothing has changed 
> could be fixed and would help in some situations. A workaround is to 
> run "make jimages", which is usually what you want anyway and then 
> following that with "make test-only" which bypasses the dependency on 
> images.
Ok thanks for the tip, I will try that.

> /Erik
>> Maurizio

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