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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject Re: Exporting a Project Instance
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2002 01:07:52 GMT
From: "Erik Hatcher" <>

> From: "stephan beal" <>
> >
> > With a serialize-to-xml framework it becomes pretty simple. i know one
> exists
> > in Java, but i can't remember the name.
> I don't think its quite that simple.... how would such a framework get
> attribute values and such to reconstruct the XML?  There are typically no
> getters on Ant tasks to return back attributes and sub-elements.
> And also, keep in mind that an Ant task does not necessarily extend Task....
> the only requirement to being an Ant task is implementing an execute()
> method!
Very true.

Notice that if we were to keep the syntactic information arround in RuntimeConfigurable
like we discussed in the past. Then it would be very easy to do. Since the UnknownElement
tree is all uninterpreted info.

Jose Alberto

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