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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: We need to stop the lies
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2002 16:53:03 GMT
On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

> If libA needs things from libB, his approach will
> declare that "libA extends libB" which is fine unless
> libA also needs things from libC. Now you cannot do it
> because we have single inheritance (i.e., a
> classloader onl has one parent classloader).

That's not my understanding.  libB would cause libA and libC to loaded
a second time, this time in a class loader accessible by libB.

> And after all if for some reason you really need to have one of them
> in the CLASSPATH, you can always do that by moving it to ant/lib.

So we'd tell people "if you encounter class loader problems in Ant
1.4.1, you most likely have to move some jar out of ANT_HOME/lib and
if your encounter them in Ant 1.5 you have to move some jar into

> As for the core tasks, those should stay in ant/lib since after all
> they are core.

<style> is a core, as is <mapper> and both frequently cause the known


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