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From "Conor MacNeill" <>
Subject RE: Platform independend classpath in build.xml?
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2000 13:15:12 GMT
> Looking from a design or architectual point of you, I totally agree. The
> first implementations where closer to what you are suggesting than to what
> the current code looks like. It has been built that way to cope
> with the way
> Ant uses reflection to load and manipulate objects. The way to look at it,
> is to write down the desired XML code and than create apropriate objects
> implementing the XML, therefor the things need to be called that way.


OK, I understand the genesis of this now. My thought, however, is that you
have compromised the object model to cater for the vagaries of the XML
parsing. IMHO, that may not be the best approach.


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