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From "Scott M Stark" <>
Subject Re: Release plan
Date Wed, 12 Apr 2000 19:44:18 GMT
> I'd really like to resist having "gnumake pattern rules and its internal
> functions" as a core part of Ant.  Much the same way that I don't want
> JavaScript or Perl to be part of the core.
> But I would have no problem with a taskdef that implemented or interfaced
> to an external language.  Such a task could even interact with the "DOM"
> for Ant, and thereby interact with other tasks.
> Does this help?
> - Sam Ruby

Yes and thanks. I do agree with the more simplistic core espcially since I found adding
the required taskdefs to be quite a simple thing.

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