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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: IntrospectionHelper request
Date Sat, 05 Jan 2002 01:18:34 GMT
On Sat, 5 Jan 2002 11:56, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> While inquiring about some issues I was having with my attempts to get
> XDoclet custom templates working (very cool, by the way!), I got this
> request for Ant:
> "Please make IntrospectionHelper an interface with a default/derivable
> impl. I want to extend it and add a new kind of introspection, but
> everything seems to be concrete and utility class. Specifically I want
> to create my own AttributeSetter and instead of invoking a setter method
> in the target task/element, set a config param value in a hashtable
> field of the target element, or in other words I want to add a more
> dynamic approach so the user can add config params without having to
> create a DocletTask-derived class and getter/setter there."
> I don't quite have the bandwidth or intimate know-how of
> IntrospectionHelper yet to give a good response.  Thoughts??

It is not an easy thing to do in Ant1.x - especially not without massive 
amounts of work. Even then I am not sure it would be desirable to implement 
this without deciding the viability of doing it in Ant2 first



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