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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Lazy task class loading
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2001 16:07:34 GMT
OK, I'll admit that your reminder triggers this response (I shouldn't
be sitting here on front of the screen anyway, but that's a different

I like the changes to Project, but the way you've implemented the Ant
task, it will only pass on the class names of already loaded tasks,
not the actual classes - this not only means you'll have to load them
once again in the subbuild if you need the same task, but also that
any custom classloader a user may have specified in <taskdef> will be

As a result, tasks that used to work in the main build may throw a
ClassNotFoundException in the subbuild - or even worse be a different
implementation of the same class.

And then you want to apply the same logic to data types as well 8-)


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