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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Definer to allow types/tasks from the same jar to work
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 16:20:59 GMT

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Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Definer to allow types/tasks from the same jar to work

> On Fri, 24 May 2002, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
> > It is a nice-to-have, yes, but I don't see it as a bug
> > in 1.5.  At least I would need some convincing to call
> > it a bug ;-).  Depending upon that, it may or may not
> > go into 1.5 branch.
> Acording to ant 1.5 docs, you can define custom tasks and types
> with <taskdef> and <typedef>. It is also a documented feature that
> both taskdef and typedef can use a user-defined classpath to
> load the implementation classes.
> If a user-defined task uses a user-defined type you get a
> ClassCastException.
> To me that means that <taskdef>/<typedef> with user-defined
> classpath is broken.
> Please take a look at jakarta-tomcat-connectors/jk/native2/build.xml
> and apache2-cpptasks target as an example. It won't work with ant1.5
> without the patch.

ahh, that explains one of my problems; why I couldnt use references to <lib>
datatypes in the <cc> task without putting them all into the ANT_HOME\lib
before declaring them.

As far as I am concerned, this is a bug


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