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From Ken Wood <>
Subject Re: Looping in ant
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:47:00 GMT
Why not set up a shell script that invokes ant with the target(s)
for your test(s)? The shell script would have the loop and

Steve Cohen wrote:

> I recognize that ant may not be the right place to do this, but I now
> find myself in a situation where some sort of looping construct would be
> very convenient
> something like
> <loop until="${condition}" >
> ... do tasks
>    <sleep...>
> </loop>
> My use case for this is to run some test repeatedly at timed intervals.
> I realize that the "until" part of this might raise some immutability
> hackles, but I would even be able to live without that, just an
> unconditional loop.
> Is there a way to do this?  I don't see one.  I suspect someone might
> have raised this before it was rejected.  If so, can someone give me a
> brief update as to why it has been rejected?

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