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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: programmatically creating and marshalling antfiles
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2005 21:35:03 GMT
Jack Woehr wrote:
> Conor MacNeill wrote:
>> jonathan gold wrote:
>>> are there libraries i've somehow missed in the ant api that allow me to
>>> take a Project object i've built programmatically and write it as an
>>> antfile to some OutputStream?
>> You have not missed anything as there are no libraries in Ant to do
>> this. There may be external projects/code that can do this. Ant itself
>> really only cares about the xml -> Project model direction.
> Sounds like a bugzillable feature request, and a reasonable one.
> If it popped up, would any of the committers look at it, or is this
> an "entrepreneurial opportunity" :-)?

could be a reasonable add-on, somewhere, though i dont know if it would 
work. There is no requirement for ant tasks to have getters to match 
their setters, so their state cannot be trivially introspected.

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