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From "Jason Rosenberg" <>
Subject Re: Fw: Problem using script task
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2000 13:07:52 GMT

> I don't think what you do with your <script> stuff is open to anyone's
> objections -- it's available for whatever you choose to do with it. In
> fact, the same could be said for any *Java* tasks you want to write for
> yourself as well. For example, there's the <case> task that (hope I'm
> remembering right) Nico wrote (which I'll probably put to use myself
> before long).

Yes, a simple <case> task would be great, if it does what I am guessing
it does.  Where can we get this, will it be rolled into Ant 1.3?

> In general, I'd be much happier with a Java-oriented build tool that had
> built into it a greater level of programmability, but which could have
> that separate from the build-files themselves -- in other words, one that
> didn't have its "bones" showing, so that people dealing with the build at
> the level of just adding/deleting files to be processed could work with
> much simpler files. I'm sure people will say "But you can do that with
> Ant" -- yeah, maybe, if I knew Java (and all the various parsing tools,
> etc., etc.) and if I could take the time to sit down and write all the
> code I'd need to accomplish that. Which I don't at this point, for either
> if.

I agree.  The simple short-comings should be addressed in Ant, instead
of forcing people to write esoteric <script> tasks.


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