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From Bevan Arps <>
Subject Re: TryCatchFinallyTask - thoughts and possible syntax
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2002 19:45:00 GMT
At 19:28 11/02/2002 +1100, Peter Donald wrote:
>As a side issue. Would everyone mind describing what they think are the worst
>features of ant are? ... My list basically is

>* error handling sucks
>* missing selection (if) constructs (others may add missing repetition 
>* PITA to create reusable build file chunks
>* PITA to extend and manage extensions, dependencies and so forth

If I understand correctly, your #3 option refers to more than just #include 
of another file? Assuming so, this is the area that my "Templating" XSLT 
stylesheet was intended to address.

I posted it to ant-dev on 27 Jan but haven't seen any feedback yet (aside 
from Tim Vernum saying he is going to have a look.)

If you have the time to give it a quick once-over, I'd love to hear your 


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