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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] target-less build files
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:18:57 GMT

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From: "Stefan Bodewig" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:06 AM
Subject: [VOTE] target-less build files

> Hi,
> after I've made these things possible, Peter has indicated that he
> doesn't like them.  Honestly, target-less build files have been the
> driving force for me to tackle the "tasks outside of targets" part and
> I would have liked an early indicator as I've said what I'd be doing
> quite clearly several times, but hey ...
> Here we go.
> I like target-less build files as an easy entry for newbies as well as
> a stripped down process for very simple things (Ant's own docs.xml
> could perfectly be stated without targets at all).
> +1 to target-less build files.


I think targetless build files make more sense for having tasks outside
targets than most other things ('cept evaluating tasks like condition and

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