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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@m64.com>
Subject RE: Introduction - Zack
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2000 13:35:01 GMT
Hi Zack,

> Some of these changes include:
> 	adding support for the symantec Java compiler (sj.exe)
> to the javac task
> 	adding an overwrite switch to the property task
> 	creating an antinclude task (similar to antcall, but
> supports targets from
> other files)
> 	and some small changes to zip.
>
> Are these the types of changes that would be helpful to the project?
>

Sure, lets see them. You probably want to read
http://jakarta.apache.org/site/getinvolved.html

to see how to participate. In particular the best way to submit patches
is discussed here
http://jakarta.apache.org/site/bugs.html

I'm sure some of your ideas will generate some debate. The overwrite
switch for the property task is the one that jumps out. The whole issue
of property mutability, precedence and scoping has been discussed at
length. There are some reasons for the current ant behaviour, mainly
related to being able to override property values from the command line.

Conor


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