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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: beanshell
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2000 20:50:05 GMT
on 11/11/2000 7:40 PM, "Conor MacNeill" <> wrote:

> Jon,
> beanshell looks cool. Are you referring to the ant .bat/.sh files
> themselves or to .bat/.sh files that are invoked from an ant build?
> Conor

Hi Conor,

You seem to be the ONLY person who actually read my entire email. I was
referring to the .bat/.sh files that invoke Ant.

To the rest of you all...READ MY ENTIRE EMAIL!



> hey all,
> i'm new to the list, but i have actually got some of my code in Ant so i'm
> not new to Ant by any means.
> Since i'm new to the list, i'm not sure what sort of discussion has already
> happened around adding BeanShell support to Ant. Can anyone catch me up real
> quick?
> <>
> If no discussion has happened, I would like to propose that we add BeanShell
> support to Ant. What I would like to do is essentially use BeanShell as a
> replacement for the complex .sh/.bat files that we have to use to go along
> with execution of Ant.
> Ant and BeanShell essentially overlap in functionality quite a bit, so, I'm
> not really proposing even making a BeanShell Task, although I think that
> might be a good idea in the future for people who might want to execute
> their stuff as BeanShell Script vs. Ant .xml syntax.
> The real problem that I'm having now is that the .sh and .bat files are a
> real pain in the ass to manage and are not easily re-usable and I would like
> to move the code that is in those files off to something that is a bit more
> cross platform portable, like BeanShell.
> Essentially, we could replace 99% of what is in the .sh and .bat files with
> something like this:
> <>
> Where the contents of the .sh and .bat files would then be "ported" over to
> BeanShellScript language.
> I'm also willing to spend some 2am coding time on working on this as this is
> a real problem for me...
> Comments? Flames? Suggestions?
> -jon

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