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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ProjectHelper improvements
Date Wed, 21 Oct 2009 05:45:07 GMT
On 2009-10-17, Nicolas Lalevée <> wrote:

> In Ant 1.8 we introduced the ProjectHelperRepository which is
> maintaining the list of available ProjectHelper in the classpath. And
> we use it to find the project helper that will be able to parse a
> specified build file with ProjectHelper#supportsBuildFile(...). I
> suggest we should do the same for the antlib with the help of
> ProjectHelper#canParseAntlibDescriptor(...) (and then maybe have some
> method name consistency by renaming supportsBuildFile to
> canParseBuildFile).


> In the Ant and SubAnt tasks the default build file is
> build.xml.

To be honest I'd rather have people specify the build file names
explicitly rather than add more magic to the ant and subant tasks.


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