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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ant 2.0 feature request: Generalized path handling
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2001 08:45:14 GMT
Arent Gröbner <arent@t-online.de> wrote:

> In next-generation Ant I would like to see a more general path
> handling.
> 
> We see here three types of path specifications:
> 
> 1) <javac srcdir="${src.dir}" ... />
> 2) <classpath refid="classpath-home" />
> 3) <exclude name="**/_*"/>
> 
> I will call the three types:
> 
> 1) DIRECT
> 2) REFERENCE
> 3) FILTER

What you call FILTER isn't really related to PATHs at all. Points (1)
and (2) are PATH constructs (and I've added a point to make all tasks
consistent), they decide where to look for something - (3) decides
what to use from the stuff you find when following these PATHs.

Stefan

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