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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Role of scripts [was Re: increment task]
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2000 00:19:33 GMT
At 12:30  26/10/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Diane, I think you're missing the point, or am I...
>No one wants Ant to be an elist tool.
>It was designed to be a JAVA program to build
>java. It was designed to be extended using java because 
>that was the original CONCEPT - a platform
>independent build system that was extensible. 
>In fact, the scripting support it has was made possible 
>by by writing, in java, a script task.

I am not sure you want to limit it to java. You should (IMHO) be able to
write java interpreters in any language at all ;) 

Oh and about use cases -personally my main use is for maintaining websites
(not doing any compiling at all!!)



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