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From Peter Donald <>
Subject RE: Another feature request??
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2001 03:21:33 GMT
At 10:02  28/3/01 -0500, Sam Ruby wrote:
>Another metric to apply: the number of build files that would break vs. the
>incremental improvement in conceptual simplicity.

I can't see us keeping any usable compatability anyways - not from the
discussion going on. I suspect that xslt will be a near necessity for
convertion to get all those nasty little buggers ;)

>I personally believe that an Ant 2.0 that requires people to modify every
>single build.xml would be a non-starter.  And a change like this in a 1.x
>base would create a firestorm!



| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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