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From Gilles Scokart <>
Subject Re: task that allows augmentation of previously declared references
Date Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:00:05 GMT
That's indeed quiet controversial.  It moves ant from a declarative style to
a more algorithmique language.

What I dislike is that a target can have some side effect on datatype.
Because id's are global, that will means that when you are using an id into
a task, you have to look at its definition to know what it is about, and you
will have to search in all other targets in all build files included if
there is no augmentation of the datatype.

Did you have any example to demonstrates the benefits of such task ?

Gilles Scokart

On 25 February 2010 05:39, Matt Benson <> wrote:

> I'd like to direct the Ant developers' attention to https://
> for discussion.  I'm
> hesitant to commit this outright because I anticipate this being somewhat
> controversial.  If noone responds I'll just assume it's not controversial
> and act accordingly.  ;)
> Thanks,
> Matt
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