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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Submission: refid, CompositeType, NestedDataType
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2000 15:24:59 GMT
>>>>> "VB" == Vincent Bergbauer <> writes:

 VB> If you are trying to build a Path from a reference to an
 VB> Argument, we are missing a piece in the current implementation.

Path from a reference to an argument? Sounds backwards to me.

 >>  What would a property referring to a Path, an Argument or a
 >> FileSet be used for?

 VB> To manufacture a batch or shell script using the exact same
 VB> arguments you have used to run your program within Ant.

Could you please give an example, I still don't get it.

 VB> - If we allow universal reference, a Task then becomes a sort of
 VB> DataType too.
 >>  How would one want to use this - as a DataType I mean, I know of
 >> several ways a reference to a task might be used - by <script>s
 >> for example.
 VB> Again, this could be useful as a poor man's template mechanism
 VB> (and a lot easier to implement).

How so? Can you give a snippet of XML so I can grasp what you



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