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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: RFC - rewrite of the delegating classloader FAQ
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 13:25:11 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>while talking to Elliotte Rusty Harold (I know I've not been the only
>one), I realized that at least "ant -lib here-is/junit.jar" should
>have been mentioned.
>I've been pondering on a longer article on Ant classloaders even
>including some images for those who can make use of them, but realized
>I wouldn't find time to do so.
>I also shortly thought about explaining the dangerous solutions (which
>probably work), but I'm not sure we want to talk about <taskdef
I tried this, it does not work too good (well ....  I could not get it 
to work
at all) - it seems to get defeated because some of
the classes are already paritially loaded already.

> or even the <classloader> task in the Ant FAQ.
>The major thing I'm unsure about is that I called the classloader
>loading Ant in 1.6.x the "coreloader", something that may give false
>ideas to people reading Ant's source.
Indeed, we should try to clean this up -- maybe deprecate the 
Project#setCoreloader() method.


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