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  • November 20, 2007

To Out... Or To Err... That Is The Question

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
I've been told that some NetBeans users, and some potential NetBeans users, don't like the Ant output being written to the Output window, together with the application's actual output. One can see the point. Below, it's not immediately clear which bits come from Ant and which come from the application:

However, maybe the solution is simpler than it seems. Use System.err instead of System.out, and violin, as they say in French, the distinction between the application's output and the Ant output is very clear:

Still, it would be nice if there was a way to exclude the Ant output, via an option setting. And switching to "Quiet" mode in the Ant settings doesn't help. Believe me, I've tried.

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Comments ( 6 )
  • Sven Reimers Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    Perhaps just using two output tabs (similiar to debugging) would be a nice way to separate the two informations.

    BTW shouldn't it be "voilá"

  • Geertjan Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    Yes, but I always imagine that they're saying "violin". (In addition, I imagine that they say "born up a tree", when they start eating.)

  • Jesse Glick Tuesday, November 20, 2007
  • Ramon Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    I have heard it as "Sein oder nicht sein ..." without "zu"

  • Eric Wednesday, November 21, 2007

    Yes Jesse is right : it's "voilà". And we say "Bon appétit!" ;-)

  • Geertjan Saturday, November 24, 2007

    Thanks for the responses, also "mercy", for the issue number...

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