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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EasyAnt: Ant based pre packaged build system for java projects
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:05:07 GMT
On 1/16/08, Gilles Scokart <> wrote:
> I was just saying that Ant benefits/(or suffer...) from great flexibility,
> and you should not change that. [...]

I agree with Xavier, control in large build system is a very desirable
feature, if only to force developers to talk to the build team to ease
restrictions at times, for example.

Final methods and classes in Java are not used often, but they are
essential for some patterns, and no one forces you to use them.

So no, dismissing a feature useful to some, when you are not forced to
use it, is not a position I find OSS friendly. For example, I wasn't
at first particularly favorable to genericantfile in <subant>, which I
consider a bit my "baby", yet it was quite useful to some, and they
provided patches, so who am I to dismiss their use case?

So hint hint Louis, patches for your proposed extension-restricting
features useful in large corporate build setting are more than welcome


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