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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Script enhancement to standardize the "project" object exposed
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2001 23:09:45 GMT
On Sat, 29 Sep 2001 01:36, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> The reason would be so that <script> can be used to write "ad hoc" Tasks
> more easily and get directly at its Task instance rather than going through
> a roundabout way of hardcoding in an arbitrary reference name.

You still haven't answered my question ;) What advantage is it to give access 
to this object. What features does this add to script writers arsenal? What 
methods/data does it give access to that you need and otherwise would want to 
be available?

> What problems do you see with allowing uniformly named access to the Task
> instance given that it could already be reached in a more obtuse way?

Tighter coupling makes it more difficult for the ant core to evolve in 
future. It also adds more complexity than is needed - especially as I don't 
know what possible advantage allowing such access gives ;)



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