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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [Bug 7482] - PatternSet.setIncludes() does not SET includes, but appends them to a list
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:56:53 GMT
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, stephan beal <> wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 March 2002 09:25 am, Darrell DeBoer wrote:
>> When functionality needs to be shared between tasks, it's
>> much better to refactor that functionality out into a separate,
>> well-defined helper class to be used by both Tasks.
> As in the example of MatchingTask ;)

MatchingTask is there for historical reasons, it predates FileSet and
PatternSet which came to existance exactly for the reason Darrell

> i don't disagree at all, but i will point out that while we're
> preaching this, the Ant tree, in many places, does not look like
> this!

Ant's original developers and Ant's current developers are not the
same people.


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