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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: Top level tasks
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2002 17:04:03 GMT
Yeah, exactly my thoughts too. <import> exists because Ant doesn't have real
templating. Would be better to completely separate parsing from execution,
as the Ant2 proposal allow, and enable using XLST-like feature within the
buildfile to construct the DOM, then hand everything over to the execution
engine... --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Jose Alberto Fernandez [] 
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 10:43 AM
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: Re: Top level tasks

 --- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote: > The
things that are still broken:
> Right now I'd say that ProjectHelper should stuff
> all top level tasks
> and data types into an anonymous target and hand
> that target of to
> Project.  If project is asked to execute, then run
> this implicit
> target before calling anything else.
> Would this work or am I missing some (maybe obvious)
> problems?

This means that things like <import> cannot use ${...}
on the names of the files to import.
Otherwise <import> would have to be a real task
with all the consequences that brings :-P

Jose Alberto

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