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From Michael Salmon>
Subject Re: Antifying bash?
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:41:36 GMT
I recommend you use zsh and it's auto-complete functionality. With makefiles I have
a perl script that auto-completes the targets, the same can be done with ant and
it's definitly something I've planned on doing. 


On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 10:03:41PM -0400, Chris wrote:
> Hi all,
> This might be slightly OT, but I was thinking of how neat it would be for the
> Ant Community (I'm going to love saying that) to have an enhanced bash, or
> other shell, that was smart enough to note that if the user is entering 'ant'
> as their command, if that shell was then smart enough to whip through the
> build.xml (or other build file if so specified), note all the tasks, and then
> provide the same auto-complete features you otherwise get with file names.
> Does anyone have even the foggiest notion of how much work it would be, or if
> there's a speed bottleneck at parsing the build.xml file? (it's a small file
> so there shouldn't be, but to fire up an XML parser, particularly one written
> in Java, every time would probably be prohibitive.
> Thanks,
> Chris

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