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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject task available task
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:14:35 GMT

just thought...who else thinks it would be handy to have a task that 
probed for a task being defined at that point in the build.


<taskavailable property="nice.present" task="nice"/>

To date we can do the thing with the classname, but that requires 
knowing the full classname, an implementation detail that should not matter,

Assuming this is a good thing,

1. what is the trick for looking up a taskname?

2. what should the task do? It could set the property to the name of the 
impl class.

3. what about namespaces?


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