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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Anybody?
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2004 23:47:39 GMT
Filip Balas wrote:

> I see... it's funny that you need Ant to build Ant
> properly... It would seem to me that if you 
> need to debug something about a Tool, you can't
> really use it the Tool to build itself could you?

Requiring something else to build Ant would be even stranger for me :) 
The technique of bootstrapping a system in this way is actually quite 
common in things like compilers, which are often written in their own 
language. That is what the bootstrap scripts are about.


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