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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: I want to become an Ant developer
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2000 18:23:35 GMT
"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
> 
> rubys@us.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> > Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >
> > >Probably some kind of functional extension along the line of
> > >"${prop1}.equals(${prop2})" or similar.
> >
> >    <script language="JavaScript">
> >      task73.setCondition(prop1 == prop2)
> >    </script>
> >
> > >From your reaction I guess this one has been discussed over and over
> > >again in the past.
> >
> > It has, and the issue is not going to go away.  Even if everyone today
> > agreed on how to address this, people will continue to join and see the
> > rough edges.
> >
> > Everyone sees the potential of Ant to become a pearl, one that will be
> > polished smooth by the application of small amounts of friction over a long
> > period of time.
> >
> 
> That's great, as long as it doesn't become a "perl" -- a language where the
> basic philosophy is "there's always than one way to do it."  :-)

I love this "pearl vs. perl" I must write it down someplace...

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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