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From "Jean-Louis BOUDART" <>
Subject Re: Yet an other view for target-group
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:47:45 GMT
> > Which from the end-user POV means targets and target-groups are
> > command line callable, target-parts are not.  Is that correct?
> >
> > Stefan
> >
> I would prefer that they could be called.

I think both target and target group should be command line callable.

> I actually see a very big difference for the user running Ant.  A
> target-group has an higher granularity.  A normal user would rather
> use that granularity level.  Only "advanced" users (probably the
> developpers who wrote the script) could still call lower level part.

I completly aggree  :)

> I would say that target-group, target-part are different level of
> abstraction.  What part constitues the group are implementation
> details that should be +/- hidden for the normal user (and probably
> for developpers of other part of the global script).
> Maybe an other way to see the difference is to foccus on the
> relationship PartOf, instead of foccussing on the distinction
> target-group, target-part.
> I think it is easier to see a difference beween PartOf and Depends
> relationship.

I think it's pretty much easier to see the difference like that :)

> I'm not sure I clarified something...  I hope I didn't add more confusion
> ;-)

I hope so :p

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