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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: classloader for factories
Date Fri, 17 May 2002 20:39:11 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Wannamaker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 9:06 AM
Subject: classloader for factories

> I'm wondering if this idea has been considered--
> creating an internal a classloader for ant to use when
> loading classes from Factories.
> That way, the classpath info could go in the build file, rather
> than requiring the user to set up his classpath with extensions
> and prereqs prior to running ant.  I'm looking at the
> JSPCompilerAdaptorFactory in particular, but the same loader
> could be used by all the Factories.
> I might have time to do the work, but I wanted to float the
> idea first..

Fixing classloader defects is usually viewed as an ant2.0 feature, cos the
probability of breaking so much is high. but if you could come up with a
good solution that doesnt introduce issues, that would be great.

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