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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/proposal/myrmidon/src/testcases/org/apache/myrmidon/components/configurer
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:37:34 GMT
On Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:59, Adam Murdoch wrote:
> Sure, but you have to have a tag for each of the role interfaces the type
> happens to implement, directly or indirectly.  This isn't a bad thing if
> you want complete control over where a type can be used.

Im a control junky with respect to my builds and my code environments ;)

> Personally, I couldn't care less where a type that I write gets used.  I
> want Ant to figure it out for me.  Same with the implicit TypeInstanceTask
> - I want that to just happen.  So, when I write a type, I don't want to
> have to do anything more than add a *single* tag that says 'this is a
> data-type, and this is its name', and have Ant do the rest for me.

Possible to do with xdoclet if we write an xdoclet extension.

> The solution we come up with should deal with both styles.  Unfortunately,
> I don't think we can do all this via XDoclet, some of it's going to have to
> happen when the type is deployed.

XDoclet is extremely flexible - we would have to write our own tag evaluator 
(like a jsp tag handler I suppose) but it is possible.



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