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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
Date Mon, 20 May 2002 19:28:56 GMT
Ah... good idea!

This would certainly help in the short-term.

Maybe even have <taskdef> support a FilterChain!  :)  (just kidding)

    Erik



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominique Devienne" <DDevienne@lgc.com>
To: "'Ant Developers List'" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:02 PM
Subject: RE: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks


> How about adding a 'prefix' attribute to <taskdef> so you can say
something
> like:
>
> <taskdef prefix="tomcat"
>          resource="/org/apache/tomcat/taskdefs.properties"
>          classpath="${jars}/tomcattask.jar" />
>
> All the name get prefixed on the fly with the provided attribute. Kind of
> like a poor man namespace mechanism ;-)
>
> --DD
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 1:58 PM
> To: Ant Developers List
> Subject: Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com>
> To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 11:22 AM
> Subject: Re: the tomcat 4.1 ant tasks
>
>
> > It sure would be nice if the Tomcat folks built a properties file that
is
> > included in the distribution so only one <taskdef> is needed rather than
> all
> > of those shown there.  Anyone from there listening?!  :)
> >
> >     Erik
> >
>
> They are certainly listening, as remy wontfixed my 'please rename' bugrep
> (http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9242) with
>
> "I am not in favor of fixing this, as it's not a clean solution. Rather, I
> think
> Ant should add namespace support, as is currently being discussed on the
> ant-dev
> mailing list."
>
> IMO the fact that we should do a long term solution does not obviate the
> need to use sensible names for your tasks, and the tomcat 4.1 set have
just
> laid claim to some core verbs <deploy>, <list>. They are lucky we chose
the
> more verbose <serverdeploy> for our own deployment tasks.
>
> Well, I suppose if we break anything, we know where to direct the bug
> reports.
>
> -steve
>
>
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