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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Update to Sandbox/antlib
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:20:50 GMT
On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:57, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> 1) Antlib/antjar allowing the definition of roles. There are two predefined
> roles "task" and "datatype". The meaning of roles is simillar to that of
> Peter but the way they work (are declared) is somewhat different. A role
> declaration especifies:
>  - a name for the role
>  - an interface with only one method which is used be the container to add
> elements of that particular role.

Im not sure why this is needed - can you explain why you would want this?

> 3) A new SymbolTable scope structure (in resemblace of the ExecutionFrames
> in ANT2 proposals). In this way role declarations can be inherited from one
> project to the next instead of being copied.

Unfortunately DataTypes are mutable. So by this change modifications in 
sub-builds will now modify the objects in original build. This kinda feels 



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