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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Request for more access to IntrospectionHelper-stored info
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2004 15:38:11 GMT

Have you looked deep into proposal/xdocs to see how its documentation 
generation was done?  How much of what you're doing is reinventing what 
was done there?  Sounds almost identical.  I leveraged 
IntrospectionHelper as well as the XDoclet object model to get all the 
info I needed.


On Aug 17, 2004, at 9:47 AM, Dominique Devienne wrote:

> I'm working on a combination task/doclet to document Ant tasks/types.
> Currently, Ant gives access to enumerations of names for attributes
> and nested elements for a given type thru IntrospectionHelper, and
> once one has a name, the Java Class for that attribute/nested-element,
> but on the other hand it does not provide access to the actual method
> used to set the attribute or add/create the nested elements.
> My goal is to extract the Javadoc comments from the appropriate method
> for a given attribute/nested-element, out of the doclet, but I don't
> want to recode a brittle mapping from attribute name back to the
> corresponding Java method, especially when Ant already has this info,
> albeit with no public accessor.
> Furthermore, the new Ant 1.6+ add[Configured](Class) extensions points
> stored in addTypeMethods are again not accessible publicly at all.
> Does anyone objects to adding access to this information? Thanks, --DD
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