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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Allowing antlibs to contribute diagnostics & version info
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:22:40 GMT
On Mon, 18 Aug 2008, Jeffrey E. Care <> wrote:

> Stefan Bodewig <> wrote on 08/18/2008 10:52:50 AM:
>> > I've been thinking about ways that installed antlibs could
>> > contribute diagnostic modules and version information. Is there
>> > anything like this in the works already that I've missed?
>> I don't thinks so, but I agree that it would be a good idea.
> Assuming other committers agree,

We might see.

> what are your thoughts on the behavior of the existing -version &
> -diagnostics switches? For best backward compatibility we'd have to
> leave the existing switches as-is & add new switches to show info
> from the antlibs, though that may be overkill in this situation.

I wouldn't expect anybody to rely on the exact output of either, but
I'd love to keep -version as short as it is right now and add a new
switch here, while I'd be happy to just add more output to


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