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From Simeon Fitch <meta...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] the simple stuff
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:40:38 GMT

--- Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:
> At 05:11  22/3/01 -0800, Simeon Fitch wrote:
> >> * unify the namespace of all data types (ie properties + filesets +
> >>   patternset + filtersets).
> >
> >-0 (I'd like to hear (or reread archive) discussion on rationale. What
> >types of constraints does this impose down the road. Will the namespace
> >bloat?)
> 
> Basically to ease end user reading build file. For instance now it is
> possible to have both a FileSet and a property named "project.classpath"
> which users found confusing. When the number of datatypes is increased
> (ie
> filtersets, cullsets, packagesets, whateversets) this could lead to N
> different namespaces for named values. 
> 
> IMNSHO it would be better to have 1 namespace as that is what is most
> cognitively accessible. It is why most (all?) artificial languages (ie
> programming langs) don't allow the same name to refer to N different
> things
> depending on context.

+1 then

Thanks Peter.



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