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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Collecting requirements for Ant2
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2001 14:43:12 GMT
Oliver Wieland <> wrote:

>> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Stefan Bodewig []
>> sticking to my promise to commit everything ...
>> Oliver Wieland <> wrote:
>> > 2) Simple flow control (if-then-else, for)
>> I should note that I don't agree with this, therefore I've put it
>> into category V.

> it's ok to disagree with an opinion... 

thanks ;-)

> but what is the reason?

This has been shot down several times, I'll try to summarize. 

We (well, most of us) agree that Ant should not become another
scripting language - scripting is supposed to be provided by the
<script> task for those who really want it. If you push support for
scripting elements into Ant's core, we fear Ant will become to
complex/difficult to maintain.


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