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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] ant task with (nested) fileset(s)
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:55:41 GMT
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:25, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> From: "Peter Donald" <>
> > As I think I have said before. Neither need should be filled using this
> > style task. The first need should be filled by writing a task and the
> > second need should be filled by templating. Currently Ant1 tasks are a
> > PITA to write so first style functionality is acceptable. I don't see
> > this as always being true though. Either way it is functionality that
> > does not bring value in long term.
> Where is the templating capability? We cannot keep on vetoing proposals
> because templating is considered to be the right solution, and then do
> nothing about providing the templates.

who said we have done nothing. I know I have provided at least 5 different 
possible implementations, each testing different features. Some good, some 

> I have not seen yet a real proposal on the matter much less an
> implementation that we can use to assess if indeed templates is the right
> tool or not.

closing your eyes and then whining that you can't see is not a productive 

> I would like to see how these templates get described, how can I specify
> thingd like *iterating over files* using them. How easy or difficult they
> are to write, and more important how understandable is what the user
> actually writes and needs to maintain.

and you have ... how many times in the past? 

> I still do not understand how we can keep on rejecting things on the
> argument that it should be done using a feature that do not exists, it is
> hardly in the main road-map, and there is not even a hint of delivery date
> or spec. How can any one help on contributing it, if this things are not
> there.

I agree with you that it would be nice to have a road map or at least a vague 

> In the mean time more and more people go on using things like the
> <foreach> task, which they have to fetch from somewere else.

and ...



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