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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Searching for build.xml
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2000 06:45:13 GMT
At 10:36  6/11/00 -0800, you wrote:
>--- Peter Donald <> wrote:
>> Ironically you responded to Diane who is a strong advocate for extending
>> ant beyond the simple system and adding a lot of features ;) 
>That's an odd perception. I've asked strongly for only one thing: a test
>for value. And I made it clear while asking for that that I am *not* in
>favor of making Ant a monstrosity like make, so I'm not sure what you
>think those "lots of features" are. When I've needed some functionality
>change in the way a task works, I'll ask whether it's doable and/or if
>it's something people in general would need. Sometimes the things I've
>suggested have been implemented -- for the ones that weren't, I've either
>found a different approach, or I've modified my own copy of the source
>(such as adding the test for value that I now use quite happily).

Thats what I meant ;) No offense intended ;). I also want to add features
to ant (namely templates) that would never make core so don't think I am
being negative about it ;) 


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