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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] procedural versus purely declarative
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2001 01:07:57 GMT
At 04:58  23/4/01 -0700, Daniel Rall wrote:
>> At 10:12  23/4/01 -0700, Daniel Rall wrote:
>> >Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> writes:
>> >
>> >> Can you give me a (good) use case where XSLT would not suffice?
>> >
>> >Complex string manipulation.
>> 
>> thats not a use case thats an feature of language - give me a use case in a
>> build file.
>
>Build stamp formatting.

We have a task to do that ;) Historically anything that reached a certain
complexity threshold was recomended to be placed in a task (or use BSF
script module). We used to push that all the time - less so now. 
Cheers,

Pete

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