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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: [Patch] keep-alive feature
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2003 16:14:32 GMT
Dominique Devienne wrote:
> This discussing brings back the still pending issue of having a generic
> if/unless on all tasks/types to name just an example...
> failonerror, if/unless, ant:type, and some other attributes most likely,
> control 'aspects' of the build, that should be dealt with in a single place!

> Now that Ant is namespace-aware, and can make use of the reserved ant:
> namespace (I know it's not the prefix but the namespace name that
> matters...), and now that the way was opened with ant:type, then it is
> probably time to also add ant:if, ant:unless, ant:failonerror, etc...

I think the followon to Ant1.6 is time to add that. It would give us an 
excuse to call that followon Ant2.0, too.

> These meta-attributes could be used on any XML elements of the  build file,
> and the attributes equivalent to them in the few tasks where they're
> hand-written could be deprecated.
> Seems to me Ant has all the elements to do AOP without the need to use
> AspectJ. Just my usual $.02 of course ;-) --DD


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