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From "James Duncan Davidson" <>
Subject Re: beanshell
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2000 00:38:14 GMT
On 11/11/00 6:22 PM, "Simeon Fitch" <> wrote:

> Ahh, the scripting question again...
> I'm fairly new to the list as well, but when I first
> joined it there was quite a long thread on the pros
> and cons of adding scripting to Ant. BeanShell, along
> with several others (JPython, JavaScript, etc.) were
> discussed. The question at the time, however, was not
> what scripting language, but if a scripting language
> should be added. There is a strong movement to keep
> Ant as simple as possible, and only as complicated as
> necessary. There are strong arguments for being able
> to accomplish most build requirements without a
> scripting language (aside from actually launching
> Ant).
> Antineers, have I got this right?


My take on it is that the internal object model should be available to tasks
-- and that scripting language support should happen as a task. IE -- a task
can execute that runs a script (either from an external file or inline as
CDATA) and that task can reflect the internal model to the script for


James Duncan Davidson                              
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