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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Ant2] Tasks as siblings of <target>
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:13:39 GMT
On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 03:13, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> From: "Peter Donald" <donaldp@apache.org>
>
> > > One thing that I would like to be able to do is for ANT to have a more
> > > reasonable implementation of <antcall>. Today every <antcall> reads
and
> > > parses the project file over and over. Which looks like a waist and
> > > makes the file system the only way for GUIs to communicate with ANT.
> > > What we really need here is to be able to reause the internal
> > > representation of the Project at the point where properties have not
> > > been applied to attributes. That would allow for its evaluation as
> > > parameters. Any ideas on how to do this efficiently?
> >
> > easily done. However that has been -1'ed as a use case so ... ;)
>
> I do not know what you mean?
> Has <antcall> being -1 as user pattern?

<antcall/> as a lightweight method call has been.

> Have settle that the only way to execute a project is from the file system?

Not sure. I can't recall anything definite but thats the impression I get.

> Otherwise, I do not see how a "use case" can be use to veto some particular
> implementation approach.

easily. See java wrt to pointers.

> The funny thing is that we have a "compiled" version of the project model,
> the Project object, but this object is not reusable since we pollute it
> with execution state as we go thru it. I hope we can change that in ANT2.

Most of the proposals separated the model from the runtime state.

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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  end of all our exploring will be to arrive 
 where we started and know the place for the 
        first time -- T.S. Eliot
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