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From James Duncan Davidson <dun...@x180.net>
Subject Re: Ant 2.0 Consideration
Date Mon, 18 Dec 2000 04:11:18 GMT
On 12/14/00 9:05 AM, "Peter Donald" <donaldp@apache.org> 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.

.duncan

-- 
James Duncan Davidson                                        duncan@x180.net
                                                                  !try; do()


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