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From Roger Vaughn <>
Subject Re: Why Properties became immutable
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2000 01:13:31 GMT
Roger Vaughn wrote:

> Whew!  Did I cover it all?
> roger

Oops.  No, I didn't.  :-)

It's precisely *because* make is so purely declarative that most programmers I know
refuse to touch it.  It has nothing to do with spaces-before-tabs or other syntactic
oddities, and everything to do with the fact that they have spent years getting
indoctrinated to procedural and OO thinking, and therefore feel that learning to think
declaratively is just too difficult.

I sincerely hope Ant can cover new ground - not simply rehash the old a new way.


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