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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Definer to allow types/tasks from the same jar to work
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 09:05:01 GMT
On Thu, 23 May 2002, <> wrote:

> Regarding 'magic' properties - the main reason is to allow 
> a single build.xml file that works with both ant1.4 and ant1.5.
> I don't think the next release of tomcat can require ant1.5
> and not work with 1.4. 

<typedef> doesn't really work in 1.4.x at all, so maybe it would be
better to move that out to a "requires Ant 1.5" build file?

> Is it possible that someone is actually using the fact that
> <taskdef> will create a different class loader for each task ?

Yes.  <anakia> used to when Velocity used some singletons to hold
state.  This is fixed now, but there will certainly be others holding
state in statics.


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