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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: When's the next stable release?
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2000 04:38:08 GMT
At 10:54  16/8/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I am not so sure we will gain a lot by making everything dynamic. The main
>reason for this, if I remember correctly was to allow things like 
><call target=... > with their own properties. But as it has been shown, we
>can do that today without any need to change the way properties work.

we can do it now - at great cost. The reason is that variables are replaced
at parse time. So for every call we have to reparse entire buil.xml and
create extra project etc. Not somthing pretty to do.

>Classloaders I think are really fundamental and it would be nice if we can
>come up with some nice mechanism for loading tasks using classloaders.
>So that users defined tasks can be used even though they are not in the
>original classpath of ANT.

agreed :P



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