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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [DISC] XML issues
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2001 12:10:57 GMT
At 02:00  3/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>Peter Donald <> wrote:
>> However it is at higher complexity build files (medium->high
>> complexity) where the advantage would be shown. Mainly as it would
>> allow core to be clean and handling of tasks predictable. For big
>> build processes it would allow customisation without magic variables
>> (ala GUMPs sysclasspath) and added value (ie assign fee: namespace
>> to something specific to buisness).
>So you propose namespaces to make the "aspect" system pluggable, am I
>getting this right?  You want a facility to say "I'll take
>responsibility of all task attributes int the baz namespace"?

yup ! 


>This probably is the cleanest way to separate such knowledge about any
>facility from Ant's core. But we still need a way to leave the basic
>things - like failonerror behavior - that would be provided by stock
>Ant simple.




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