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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Proposition
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 23:51:24 GMT
At 02:58  6/7/00 -0700, you wrote:
>> I agree 100% that this is a BAD IDEA. Ant's job
>> is to BUILD code. People's jobs include writing the
>> code, and agreeing on standards. If you can't agree,
>> and you have a CZAR who can decreee, the CZAR can run
>> formatters on all the code as a pre-cursor to running
>> Ant, rather than saddling Ant with one team's problem.
>I see. As for me, I use ANT to get code from the repository,
>than after editing I put it back using ANT too. It will be good
>for me to filter some things I missed automaticaly (converting tabs 
>to spaces or position the brackets). And definetely I can tell
>you I'm not a CZAR :((( 

There is a code formatter bean from IBM that I believe is opensource (I
think it is included with recent BSF). Implementing a task with something
that can legally be included in ant is much more likely to see it used more
frequently :P



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