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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: [VOTE] procedural versus purely declarative
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2001 00:10:39 GMT
At 12:59  24/4/01 +0100, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
>They are not the answers for repeated execution, because that would require
>dynamic templating which as you say is evil. 

could you give an example of this? 

>They are not going to solve
>recursive issues because in principle recursion is dynamic.

you really think so? I don't can you give a good example of a recursive
build file whose behaviour needs to be dynamic?

>However, I am completely opose to the Imake model of generating build files
>and then using those. I should just say "ant ...." and all the stuff that
>need to happen should be invisible anmd non-polluting.


>Otherwise we are substituting one crappy system for another :-P

yes that would suck ;)


| "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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