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From Stephane Bailliez <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/types E
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2002 10:17:27 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Donald []

> On Tue, 8 Jan 2002 19:29, Stephane Bailliez wrote:

> Better late than never ;)

But sometimes late is too know...the mythical man month... :)

> Not really viable to cleanup the majority of stuff due to backwards 
> compatability. We can clean it for Ant2 and I have been 
> gradually doing this 
> in the myrmidon proposal but it is just not justifiable in Ant1.x ;(

Do you really think that respecting/modifying indent, brace, and naming of
'private' attribute will break backward compatibility. :-)

[Eclipse..sorry it's Jeff McAffer]
> Sorry - I missed them - do you have a link ;)

> If you want but I think we should leave of till Ant2 to try 
> an enforce it or 
> anything and I think it should focus less on typographic 
> features and more on making things easier to evolve

What do we do about the task attributes which are obviouslly critical ? I
believe this is common practice to reference the project attribute rather
than the project getter, so I guess we can do nothing about this one. But do
we have to wait until there is more and more tasks using it ?

In the same vein 'maybe' I broke someone's task because I switched the
attributes of EnumeratedAttribute to private.... :-(


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