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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISC] details of task library concept
Date Wed, 23 May 2001 11:27:40 GMT
Jesse Glick <Jesse.Glick@netbeans.com> wrote:

> Has anyone given thought to optional task (type, ...) metadata
> classes in Ant 2.0?

Yes:

>> * tasks provide some way to identify their attributes from the
>>   outside. 
>> 
>>   Possible solutions include a special method like getProperties(), an
>>   external describing file shipping with the task class or special
>>   javadoc comments parsed by a custom doclet. Whatever the method it
>>   should not impose any cost on runtime as it is only used a small 
>>   proportion of the time (design-time).  
>> 
>>   [ACCEPTED]

ISTR that using a BeanInfo like mechanism has also been proposed
during the discussion..

Stefan

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