>After grabbing jython, I threw a quick ant build.xml file together...
Great. I never got around to do it myself.
>then I thought I'd better ask if there was actually a mandated build
No. Barry use "make" on his unix, I just do a "jikes *.java" in each
>I quite like the look of Ant as it keeps the portability up.
One thing that is missing in your build.xml is the handling of
org/python/parser/python.jjt, first by jjtree and then by javacc. If you
add that (and the corresponding clean commands), I'll include your
build.xml in the cvs.