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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: PROPOSAL: loading tasks from jars for Ant 1.5
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:40:54 GMT
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 02:30, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Note: getResources is JDK 1.2.  Is is the Ant community ready to make that
> leap just yet?


> I am not familar enough with this method, and the documentation is vague
> enough.  If there are multiple jar entries on your classpath, with the
> standard system class loader find all of them?

If they are accessible from classloader it will be found ... I think ;)

> I don't know if it can be addressed at the same time, but as more projects
> define tasks for their own use, one thing to consider is adding the ability
> to define tasks which are built during the build process.  Perhaps an
> antlib task could allow nested javac and jar elements.  The javac tasks
> would simply be executed in order.  The jar tasks would not only execute
> but the results would be added to the path.

definetly -1. Sounding very much like complexity syndrome there ;)



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