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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [Ant2] Tasks as siblings of <target>
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2001 14:03:19 GMT
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Peter Donald <> wrote:

>> (2) Allow all tasks to be defined at the same level as <target> (I
>> don't know whether he remembers it, but Sam Ruby proposed this
>> about fifteen months ago 8-).
> This has the advantage (or disadvantage) that ant files become mere
> scripts and could be used for a wider variety of things.

This is exactly where it is coming from, yes.

>> (3) Allow all tasks that implement a given marker interface to be
>> defined at the same level as <target>s
> This is good because it flexabile and pushes all decisions to task
> writer ...  it is bad for all the same reasons ;)

Pushing complexity into tasks instead of the core?  Sounds good 8-)


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