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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: The difficulty of extending Ant with large Antlibs because...
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2007 13:57:55 GMT
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> Wascally Wabbit wrote:

>> Perhaps there could be a clear "I'm configured" trigger or event or
>> callback or method or something before the task's execute method is
>> called.
> +1

+1 here as well.

>> + Perhaps DataTypes can also have the ability to know when they've
>> been completely configured (from Ant's perspective)?

Agreed as well.

> -A componentTerminated() method is useful to say "you are no longer
> needed, ever. Clean up. Because finalizers are a no-no, and
> execute(), well, it can retain some state, can't it?"

It would never be called on DataTypes, at least not things you've
stuffed into the references table.

Why should a task need a cleanup method beyond "end of execute has
been reached"?  With 1.7 you don't reuse tasks beyond theri execution
time anymore.


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