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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Definer to allow types/tasks from the same jar to work
Date Mon, 27 May 2002 15:23:16 GMT
On Fri, 24 May 2002, <> wrote:
> On 24 May 2002, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>> The biggest problem I see with a magic property approach is its
>> global nature.
> Would adding 2 attribute, one to force a new classloader and one to
> force a specific loader disambiguate the problem ?

It would, if you long for 1.5+ only build files.

You've introduced the magic property to make it possible to write
build files that are compatible with 1.4.1 and 1.5 at the same time,
right?  If you use new attributes, you can't do that any longer.

We better advice people that they should not use the magic property at
all but use the loaderref attribute instead - if they can live with
Ant 1.5 build files.  I see this magic property as something that
should be deprecated (but we don't do that any longer) right now.

No changes necessary.


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