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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Dealing with ClassLoaders
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:47:07 GMT
On Tue, 25 Feb 2002, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

>     d) do not put things in your CLASSPATH, bad practice, and
>     instead use: <taskdef name="myjunit"

I just browsed over to
<> as
I wanted to check something in the released sources and stumbled over

>> Optional Tasks
>> Ant's optional tasks are not part of the core distribution but are
>> available in a separate file: jakarta-ant-1.4.1-optional.jar.. To
>> use the optional tasks you will need to place this file in the
>> $ANT_HOME/lib directory and have the necessary supporting jars
>> available on your classpath. Please refer to the documentation for
>> more information.

So we actually have told users to follow this bad practice ourselves.


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