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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] The late stuff
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:43:03 GMT
Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:

> At 08:58  26/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>> * Integration of the depends task and javac tasks
>>
>>Why, what's wrong with invoking two tasks in sequence?
> 
> The original requester complained that it should be built in as they
> should almost always be used together. I kinda agree that UI wise it
> is a good thing...

I still think this would make the javac implementation a lot more
complicated - I'm glad we've made it easier to extend when Jay
submitted the facade implementation.

>>> * recursive property resolution( ie resolving ${dist.${name}.dir}
>>> * )
>>
>>Could I have a use case for this please - something real worldish,
>>that you cannot (conveniently) solve be something other than that?
> 
> I use the pattern all the way through my Makefiles to implement
> "generic targets". Ie you define a whole lot of properties like

I agree with your later opinion that <antcall> would solve this
use case nicely.

Stefan

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