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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Reserved words of XML-Tags in AntBuildFiles
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2001 00:12:59 GMT
At 11:34  8/2/01 -0700, Deryk Sinotte wrote:
>Even though it *can* be done with context sensitivty, I think I'd have to
>vote for protecting a few of the Ant tags (project, target, etc) even if it
>only helps to prevent confusion when reading the darn things.
>Part of my bias is based on parsing with Antidote (or any potential external
>tool for that matter) and part of me thinks that down the road we might
>regret it (of course...this is more gut feel than anything).

The idea is that come Ant2.x Antidote will not need to pass the project
itself as the ProjectBuilder will be acceptable as it stands. The issue I
see is how do we control it ? Anyone can add a new sub-element named
project or target and there is little we can do to control it. 



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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