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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] multithreading tasks
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2000 22:08:09 GMT
on 2000/06/18 05:26, Conor MacNeill at wrote:

> No, this has not been committed yet. Let me see if I can "work" on you to
> see whether it is a good idea or not? Let me try to address each of your
> issues ...

Oh, I'm open to being "worked" on. And hopefully my being pig-headish well
help in the long run. :)

Help me out -- give me some syntax to work with. I would like to see a
sample of the XML build file.

If I understand right, you've got the threading constructs set up as tasks
themselves. I'm not sure that they are tasks really since they are telling
Ant to do certain things. Feels a bit like operator overloading to me if I'm
imagining it right. ;) Maybe seeing a build file will help me with this.
> Its part of the "test often" philosophy and I don't have to remember to run
> the tests. If I make it part of the CVS check-in process then it is even
> better.

No argument that test often is the best way to go.

> Why? Perhaps you could expand on the likely problems? I have been using
> parallel tasks now for a while. There is no interaction between the tasks
> within Ant. The external interaction is well defined and interesting :-)

My main worry is comprehensibility/clarity. Help me with that point and
let's see where it leads us.


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