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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: I want to become an Ant developer
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 18:22:19 GMT wrote:

> >> -improvements to the DirectoryScanner to fully support regular
> >> expressions
> >
> >Hmmmm, I still don't like the idea of regexp support in Ant. My personal
> >opinion and experience? if you need regexp power to build java programs,
> >there is something wrong with your file structure.
> Somebody should go fix the file structure of cocoon then. as there is xt,
> fesi, jndi, and projectx, and doclet code all intermixed in one source
> tree.

??? cocoon's build.xml doesn't use regexp and it works with no problems.
> My problem with full regular expressions remains that I would prefer to
> write "*.java" instead of ".*\.java".

Same here, that was my point.

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