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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:25:34 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: <costinm@covalent.net>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: Splitting up optional.jar

>
> > > The task=classname should go in a properties file ( and I think
> > > we should settle on a default location and name - like
> > >  META-INF/ant.properties ).
> >
> > That doesn't work if you want to ship data-types as well, you'd end up
> > with two property files.  This is why I prefer a single XML file that
> > can be used to define tasks and types at the same time.
>
> 2 properties file is not bad - META-INF/anttasks.properties,
> anttypes.properties.
>
> If we stop making the distinction between task and types ( i.e allow
> tasks at top level ) there is no need for 2 properties files,
> if something extends Task or has execute() it is a task, if not
> type.

and
 antconditions.properties
 antejbjar.properties
 antserverdeploy.properties
...etc

so we would be using the zip file system for structure, rather than a single
XML file


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