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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: question and idea.
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2002 00:58:27 GMT
On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 11:03, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> The philosophical(?) (and rhetorical :) question is: why should Ant be tied
> to XML?  

It wont be in Ant2 ;)

> Ant is really the engine that processes the build DAG and its
> associated tasks. 

yep ;)

> How it got into that representation is not really that
> relevant and there are certainly plenty of interesting and practical
> possibilities that would come from such decoupling.

Look at the ProjectBuilder abstraction in myrmidon. I abstracts the building 
away completely - currently it only loads from XML and from results of XML + 
XSLT but virtually any format your willing to parse can be used.



Sorry, I forgot to take my medication today.

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