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From Fernando Padilla <f...@interdimensions.com>
Subject RE: Another feature request??
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2001 16:40:14 GMT

Actually,

why doesn't -projecthelp tell you what the default target is??

fern



On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:

> > From: Peter Donald [mailto:donaldp@apache.org]
> 
> > I believe that ant should default to a particular target (be it
> > main/start/begin/entry/whatever) much like http urls default
> > to port 80. If
> > you  want a different target then you should specify it on
> > the command line
> > (like you specify port 553 in url).
> >
> 
> Why not "comence" or "comienzo" or "primo" why should it be in english?
> 
> If you were proposing that the "default" attrribute should be optional and
> in that case consider to be "main/start/whatever" then I would see no
> problem, but saying that everyone around the world has to have a target
> called "main/...", that I do not think is reasonable.
> 
> > >to say that removing default will make things significantly
> > easier makes no
> > >sense to me.
> >
> > Not removing default - making the name of the default target standard.
> > Cheers,
> >
> 
> Removing the "default" attribute. What is so dificult about it. It is in the
> first lines of the project file. Why do you think knowing the default target
> in "main" as oppose to reading right there that the default target is
> "myMain" why would that make anything clearer for any one?
> 
> The only way to know what the thing will do when you call ant, it to go read
> the entire file, default or no default.
> 
> Jose Alberto
> 
> > Pete
> >
> > *-----------------------------------------------------*
> > | "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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