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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: PATCH: Attributes of Target can reference properties
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 09:02:04 GMT

On Tue,  3 Jul 2001 18:13, Peter Vogel wrote:
> Peter D -- I think you need to rethink your position.  While templating is
> nice, and I amy even use it in the future, blocking progress of base ant
> in this manner will only lead to ant becoming a boat anchor when people
> stop being amazed by the javac task and start using it for building
> real *systems*.

I assume you are trolling. The questions you ask have been discussed in past. 
Besides quite a few "real" systems are built today using ant. 

And just FYI it was Stefan who blocked this not me ;) I just said I will -1 
for Ant2.

> From my POV, your templating concepts ADD complexity for very little
> value...

Well for one it adds the ability of foreach/if/ etc that you seem to want?



| "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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