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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2000 14:53:51 GMT

> 2) I like the idea of using URL's to find the jars. Then when I download a
> project I don't even have to bother checking that I have the right ant
> modules installed...

The part of this conversation I do see potential in. I just don't want
all paths to be derivative forms of URLs.. Paths are important and too
many tools just know how to deal with files.

So, if we allow paths to be spec'd as files and as URLs, it also makes
the detection routine very complicated (something about having a "://"


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