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From Glenn McAllister <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] No need for CLASSPATH in ANT1
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2001 21:53:41 GMT
Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:

> From: "Peter Donald" <>
> > The problem was that it is not backwards compatible and several tasks make
> > the assumption that the system classloader contains the ant classes. Hence we
> > can't really implement it in Ant1.
> >
> No offence, but isn't is possible to modify the offending tasks?
>  What was insurmountable about it?

Of course its possible for us to change our tasks.  But what about custom tasks?
We've made a reasonable commitment to break as little as possible before Ant 2.
If we change something as potentially fundamental as that, we could break a lot of

Glenn McAllister
SOMA Networks, Inc.

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