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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: PATCH: Attributes of Target can reference properties
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 20:58:34 GMT
(...putting flame-proof boots on...)

On Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at 09:13 AM, Peter Vogel wrote:

> Just look at how many people post to this list with problems that would
> be solved by a few simple features which are repeatedly blocked by a few
> select committers:
> 	foreach
> 	if
> 	expansion of variables in the depends attribute

(apologies if the previous paragraph isn't representative of your position)

once you go down the road of introducing features that more right belong 
in scripting languages, where are you going to stop?

have you ever thought that a better way to solve your problem might be to 
generate your build scripts?

that way you can use a proper, fully functional scripting language such as 
velocity to design your templates. when you run the main build script, use 
(for example) the texen task to generate your specialized build script 
from your template and run the generated script all from within ant.

- robert

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