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From "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <>
Subject Re: new Task subclass
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:42:03 GMT

Steve Loughran wrote:

> 1. I'd worry that you are effectively defining a new language -a 
> functional one- inside ant.
> 2. it doesnt have to be ${}; we would be better using a new symbol 
> like x{}, though again, things will  break and we will get accused of 
> having the perl attitude to obscure bits of the keyboard.
> 3. given that my main issue with xpath, is it possible to plug in new 
> axes for resolving references into the xpath engine we'd use.
> 4. Is there an xpath engine built in to xerces?
I think it is a part of Xalan.

> if we could have a new path axis, then we could have references like 
> ant:://myproject/dist ; this would let us resolve using the build file 
> structure, (here a targt called dist in a project called 'myproject') 
> instead of using classic xpath document-centric path resolution.
- Alexey.

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