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From Roger Vaughn <>
Subject Re: if and unless attributes for all Tasks
Date Tue, 22 May 2001 21:05:54 GMT
--- Daniel Barclay <>
> Shouldn't that task be generalized?  We have Apply
> which executes an
> external executable on multiple files.  Proposed
> AntOn executes Ant
> on multiple build files.
> Why not generalize this have some feature that
> executes an arbitrary task 
> on multiple files? 

Since nested tasks are proposed for Ant2 (that is
correct, yes?), why not generalize this to a "foreach"
task that run all of its nested tasks for each file,
rather than restricting it to a single task/target?

The same effect could be achieved by using AntCall as
the single arbitrary task, but I think that embedding
the actual tasks themselves may be cleaner in some

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