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From "James Duncan Davidson" <james.david...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Controversial <foreach> task
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2000 23:48:27 GMT

> > > Ok, so far I've just proved that foreach *might* be useful in sporadic
> > > situations but the need for
> > > it reflects more other problems in the existing tasks.
> >
> > I don't think that you've proved that control structures are necessary.
I
> > think that you've proved that there are task types that can be
introduced
> > that make life easier for the XML writer and which do more of the logic.
>
> I disagree - it will make the life easier for ant-programmers and allow
> more logic. For XML writer ( or a GUI tool that will build the xml ) the
> life will be _very_ hard, instead of a simple tool they will have a
> programming language.

I think that we are in agreement and not in disagreement here. I was trying
to say that he's proved that more capable tasks need to be written that do
the logic. I wasn't saying anything about logic in the build.xml files.

.duncan


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