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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: executing task for each file in file set
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2001 15:47:42 GMT
Roger Vaughn <> wrote:

> --- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

>> <exec> is not a single file version, it is a no-file version which
>> happens to work on files in certain circumstances:
> Still, that doesn't invalidate my point, and in fact, I believe it
> reinforces it.  Since exec has no natural association with *any*
> files, application of a set of files to an exec task is better
> handled by a helper - execon today, but perhaps foreach later.

I think execon is there to stay and if it just was because of the
parallel attribute.

Whether execon and foreach could and should be based on the same code
(I'm not talking copy-paste here 8-) is a completely different issue.


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