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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] Dynamic target
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2000 02:46:48 GMT
At 06:18  2/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I am not proposing it again. I just wanted to make the point that for this
>kind of feature you really need to design something much more solid than
>just a hack here and there.


>As for the "what you could do is provide a xslt/css/custom frontend that 
>transforms into ant file" mantra, I do not think one can just do it that
>without just reimplementing 80% of ANT in the process. Since you need to

I think that it would involve significant change within ant (even a
complete reimplementation of core at worst case) but I would prefer this to
adding something bad to core that we can not remove later on. WHo knows -
perhaps one of these css/xslt/other will prove to be too value to ignore
and for all intents it will become ant core but automatically upgrading
these concepts to core means we would not be able to back out (without
annoying a lot of people) if we found out they were a bad choice.

>what is and what is not with respect to the particular parameters in the
>This is not what css/xslt/etc are all about.

the thing is replace xslt/css/whatever with what ever you want it to do and
you would be fine ;). 



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