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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2002 18:30:10 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: <costinm@covalent.net>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Splitting up optional.jar


> On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, Steve Loughran wrote:
>
> > > 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
>
> Not sure what those are - I think we should reduce the distinctions
> between "task" and "type", not to create other entities.
>
>
> > so we would be using the zip file system for structure, rather than a
single
> > XML file
>
> First, this is not necesarily bad. At least in my experience most people
> seems to deal much better with a file structure rather than editing an XML
file
> ( acording to even a well-defined DTD as web.xml ).

who was suggesting hand editing? Xdoclet is all we need. There is nearly
enough xdoclet markup in the ant javadocs to generate what we need.




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