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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Submission: refid, CompositeType, NestedDataType
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2000 15:37:25 GMT
>>>>> "VB" == Vincent Bergbauer <> writes:

 VB> I am afraid I was not too convincing yesterday, so let me give
 VB> some simple reasons for my submission.

I love simple reasons 8^). Honest, I really want to understand why we
need something before it gets into Ant.

I've understood that you and some other people have to use several
<java> or <exec> tasks with similar (and rather longish) argument
lists. In a situation like this, being able to use them by reference
is something good - no objections.

Why argument should be able to deal with paths (it already can) and
references to paths or filesets is also quite clear to me - again no

What I still don't get is what 

  <argument refid="..." />

or the same with fileset could mean. I think one way around should be
enough. Please convince me with an example.

I still don't quite understand what you are after when you want to
enable property to take a reference to a fileset for example, either.

 VB> and it does not turn Ant into a new scripting language.

I never thought it would - this is another thread 8^).


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