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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Ant 2.0 Consideration
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2000 04:11:18 GMT
On 12/14/00 9:05 AM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:

> Neither proposal will allow you to directly manipulate task instances atm for
> good reason. They both handle it through an abstract - mymidon does it via
> condifuration objects while AntEater does it through nested hashtables (I
> assume as it is not done fully yet).

There's a difference, and a significant one, between manipulating task
instances (ie instances of objects of a particular task type) and tasks --
the entire definition of which is contained in a Task object and which is
reflected into the task instance at runtime.

AntEater doesn't make you go through nested hashtables. You can get Targets
from a Project, and get the Tasks from that Project. The hashtables that you
probably looked at are the internal data structures that the task class
definitions live in. Much different.


James Duncan Davidson                              
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