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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: I want to become an Ant developer
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 17:58:06 GMT wrote:

> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >Probably some kind of functional extension along the line of
> >"${prop1}.equals(${prop2})" or similar.
>    <script language="JavaScript">
>      task73.setCondition(prop1 == prop2)
>    </script>
> >From your reaction I guess this one has been discussed over and over
> >again in the past.
> It has, and the issue is not going to go away.  Even if everyone today
> agreed on how to address this, people will continue to join and see the
> rough edges.
> Everyone sees the potential of Ant to become a pearl, one that will be
> polished smooth by the application of small amounts of friction over a long
> period of time.

That's great, as long as it doesn't become a "perl" -- a language where the
basic philosophy is "there's always than one way to do it."  :-)

> - Sam Ruby


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