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From Jose Alberto Fernandez <>
Subject Re: Splitting up optional.jar
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2002 10:19:17 GMT
 --- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote: > On
Thu, 18 Jul 2002, John Morrison
> <>
> wrote:
> > Couldn't the first thing that the core ant do is
> construct it's own
> > classloader and populate it with the optional
> jars?
> Already discussed in a different thread (Costin
> suggested to do so and
> has been vetoed because it would break backwards
> compatibility).
> There are tasks out there that rely on the stuff to
> be on the system
> classloader.

On the risk of becomming more of a pest that I am
already are, the backward compatibility aregument is
complete crap. As I have said before, just provide
either an option or a different script that loads
everything in the classpath (for those that use this
bad written tasks) and let the rest of ANT move

What is wrong with that?

Jose Alberto  

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