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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] User defined types and tasks to be loaded before defa ult ones are...
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 19:59:12 GMT
Forgive me if my comments are stupid, I don't know the Ant Core that well...

I don't understand why you need to load custom tasks/types before the Core
tasks/types. The current mechanism for loading them seems OK to me (awaiting
<antlib> for a better mechanism though).

Also, you assume the custom tasks/types are defined in properties files,
which preclude using resources inside JARs (I have a resource: custom URL
protocol similar to JBoss' one which I believe Ant should have) as you
currently can (which I use).

I personally believe we need a mechanism to load and configure other types
of Ant extension points (Mappers, Conditions, Selectors, Filters, XmlCatalog
resolvers, and even custom extension points) similarly to what's currently
possible for tasks/types, which is good enough for now. By that I mean ways
to configure the custom class using complex Ant objects represented as
nested XML elements, share classloader, and have access to the Project

I misunderstood what you are trying to do, didn't I??? --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Magesh Umasankar [] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 1:36 PM
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: [PATCH] User defined types and tasks to be loaded before default
ones are...


I am in need of a mechanism to be able to define 
user defined Tag->Class mappings *before* the
names of the default types and tasks are mapped.
I have attached a patch herewith.  Comments?


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