I need a way to exclude some contents from the classpath passed to the jacoco ant task. Actually “getClassDirs()” uses an hard-coded closure in order to produce a file collection. Having a way to specify a custom one could be useful in some cases.
Real-world scenario: I have some jars within the resources folder. They are part of a report framework that supports hot deploy. That jars are the standard ones. btw that are placed into a folder hierarchy and this way they can be loaded - at runtime - by ad-hoc classloaders. Since every jar is loaded into an isolated space (i.e. the custom classloader) some jars contains classes with identical FQN but different contents. Now, I don’t want coverage analysis for those jars contents, but I guess jacoco load classes from every jar passed from the classesDir FileCollection. I’d just need a way to exclude those jars from my sourceSets output.
PS: Andrew Oberstar asked me to fill this idea as the evolution issue 10 from of the old/external gradle-jacoco plugin issue tracker. He said he’d work on a more flexible API.