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From Ken Wood <kw...@i2.com>
Subject Re: Role of scripts [was Re: increment task]
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2000 19:12:09 GMT
Make sense to me.

All I had to go by was the documentation I read.

Sam Ruby/Raleigh/IBM wrote:
> 
> Ken Wood wrote:
> >
> > 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
> 
> Have you talked to the original author?  I have.
> 
> The original concept was language independent.  The implementation and the
> first set of tasks were written in Java because that's what James Duncan
> Davidson needed at the time.
> 
> James, Stefano, myself or the others at the time would have no objections
> to Ant being extended by COBOL or LISP or whatever.
> 
> What everybody didn't want was for the Ant language itself (by this, I mean
> the XML grammar) to become yet another programming language.
> 
> - Sam Ruby

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