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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] ant task with (nested) fileset(s)
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2001 11:42:48 GMT
From: "Peter Donald" <>

> look above. reread. Ant is not a scripting language. Im not sure how many 
> times that has to be said. 

Yeah, I remember that. That is way no one complained when <sequential> and
<parallel> and all the discussion about <join> and <kill> and <catch>.
Little by little is eroding (not that I am happy about it or anything).

> Yes XSLT could do that easily enough (via 
> extensions if you are wondering) but I don't think it should be. When I said 
> "I don't think they are needed given (3)" I meant "I don't think they are 
> needed given (3)". Any clearer?
> > Without that things like <apply> or <execon> cannot be express via
> > templates which is the point of the discussion. 
> who said that ? I don't think the functionality you are desiring from 
> apply/execon is desired behaviour. The functionality is better provided via 
> alternate mechanisms.
Like for example?

> I don't have to convince you of anything - you aren't a committer. I have to 
> convince other committers or they me - considering the lack of agreement on 
> simple things - do you honestly believe this is viable ?

You were the one asking me to walk-the-walk (your walk). But as you well say, I am
not a commiter, so why should you complained I am not doing your walk.

And yes, there is very little concensus but I wonder how many people are on one
side and how many in the other, some times it feels like (1-N).

Jose Alberto

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