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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Ant 2 et al.
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2002 08:10:25 GMT wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig <> wrote on 07/08/2002 06:55:25 PM:
>>On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, <> wrote:
> [snip]
>>>- Default processing for various tasks, e.g. run an ant task without
>>>a build file, if all it wants is a simple property that can be made
>>>available from the command line.
>>Outside of Ant's scope, IMHO.  Jelly is able to do that, other tools
> At the moment Jelly can't run anything from a command prompt in a user 
> friendly way, as there's currently no 'jelly' script. This will be fixed 
> shortly. But, back to the point, is running a 'jar' or 'javac' outside of
> ant's scope? If not, then are you saying Ant must always require a build 
> file?

You mean that you want to be able to run tasks by doing something like:

   ant -task cvs diff -u

Cool :-)

Why don't we enable it?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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