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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] task/documentation writer's business
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2001 04:00:48 GMT
At 08:29  17/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>> >> * make the default logger's output clear, informative, and terse.
>>
>
>Still -1.

I am guessing we are going to end up having multiple profiles for ant then ;) 

>> >> * add an attribute to <property> to read in an entire file as the
>> >>   value of a property.
>>
>> Peter Donald wrote:
>>
>> > -1. One thing I would like to see is property/available and other
>similar
>> > tasks simplified by not overiding the tasks. Instead new tasks like
>> >
>> > <file-property ... />
>> > <data-property ... />
>> > <load-properties ... />
>>
>
>Not sure why this would be preferable.

Same reason why typing is used in programming languages. Considering one of
the aims is to not make ant just another scripting language we don't want a
low typing system ;)

Cheers,

Pete

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