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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Task API
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:39:05 GMT
At 10:42  17/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peter Donald" <donaldp@apache.org>
>To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>Cc: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:09 PM
>Subject: Re: [VOTE] Task API
>
>
>> At 08:12  17/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>> >> * tasks should have access to its own XML representation.
>> >>
>> >>   /Task Object Model instead of XML representation/
>> >
>> >-1.
>>
>> How do you propose to do container tasks?
>
>What is a container task? (I could guess, just want to be clear)

Tasks that contain other tasks (parralele/if/then/case/whatever).

>Well, The requirement and how it is done are two separate things. I don't
>believe all tasks need to have access to their Task Object Model. 

agreed.

>My idea
>of container tasks is that there will be a separate interface implemented
>by those tasks which will give the container the definitions of the
>contained tasks.

precisely.

>So, it may be required for some tasks, but not for all.

So why did you -1 it? ;)


Cheers,

Pete

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