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From David Rees <>
Subject Re: batching of ant task
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2001 20:44:48 GMT
For what its worth I agree with you +100% ;). Look at my stuff in the
thread about adding the generic idea of a AntSet. Then the <Ant> task
would already support this even if the <Ant> task developer hasn't
thought about it. Its also clearly (from my perspective at least) not
a loop or conditional construct.


On Thu, 8 Mar 2001 08:15:12 -0600, wrote:

>Both of those seem like hacks.  On the one hand, you're married to some 
>external technology which may or may not have an analogy on the next 
>platform you build on, and you may have to port your batch file to this 
>new platform even in the best of cases.  On the other hand, you're 
>using a catch-all that's meant for running something exceptional or 
>unusual.  This, I believe, is neither.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: d.rees.l []
>Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 7:28 PM
>To: ant-user
>Subject: Re: batching of ant task
>Yeah, but I thought it was different enough to sneak in ;). Actually,
>I have some extended thoughts on this that I will post on dev.
>Casey, looks like you will have to jump through a few hoops. The
>easiest way is (obviously) so do it from a batch file.
>The cleaner way would be to use the scripting task. That lets you do
>anything you want.
>On 07 Mar 2001 10:56:45 +0100, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>David Rees <> wrote:
>>> How about a batch property task instead? Better syntax is certainly
>>> possible,
>>you mean <foreach>? ;-)
>>Right now I'd say, this would be too complex - but feel free to lobby
>>for a feature like this on ant-dev - especially since we'll start
>>collecting feature requests and set the direction for Ant2.

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