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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <j_a_fernan...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: -emacs flag ??
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2001 09:32:21 GMT
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
>
> Bill Burton <billb@progress.com> wrote:
>
>
> > As an easy way of modifying the attribute settings for tasks, I was
> > thinking of a scheme whereby properties could be automatically
> > translated into task attribute settings.
>
> Already on the list of requested features
>
> * provide support for user defined task configurations - i.e. give
>   users the ability to specify a default value for attributes (always
>   use debug="true" in <javac> unless something else has been
>   specified). Could be a CSS like language, could be a <taskconfig>
>   element ...
>

One point is support of being able to express these defaults by properties
is that then it is possible to change the values without altering the build
file.

  ant -Dtask.javac.debug=true ......

With a full language these may be more complex to do for users.

Jose Alberto


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