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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: if and unless attributes for all Tasks
Date Wed, 23 May 2001 07:28:02 GMT
Daniel Barclay <Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com> wrote:

> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>> 
>> OK, here is my take, using <anton> which doesn't exist right now
>> but has been promised for Ant2 (and could very well be there in
>> Ant1 as well).
> 
> We have Apply which executes an external executable on multiple
> files.  Proposed AntOn executes Ant on multiple build files.

And there'll be japply or javaon or whatever as well, yes.

> Why not generalize this have some feature that executes an arbitrary
> task on multiple files?

This can be written in Ant2 quite easily (as Roger already pointed
out).  I doubt that the concept is general enough though, what would
mkdir do with a set of existing files, what would echo do ...

Stefan

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