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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Antelope 1.0 beta - Fast and correct Ant builds
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2002 12:59:26 GMT
On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:50, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> > You may want to have a look at If you are doing
> > fairly straight transforms (like the stuff you do with antdocs proposal)
> > then it is a much nicer toolkit to work with and a fair bit faster too.
> Yeah, that would be worth considering for the proposal/xdocs stuff.  But
> on a positive note, the XDoclet team is working with the qdox folks to
> get the best of both worlds.  I'm not sure where this currently stands,
> but I've seen some discussions on the xdoclet list.


> > Anyways it is fairly nice and much easier to support than xdoclet.
> > However if you are doing code generation XDoclet is probably still the
> > one to use unless you want to try vdoclet (which apparently uses qdox +
> > velocity for code generation). I haven't used vdoclet though ...
> On another positive note - XDoclet is rapidly moving towards having a
> Velocity templating engine under the covers.

Woohoo! Been hearing about this for 6 months. Glad it's finally happening ;)

> I'm doing tons of code generation using the XDoclet features and its
> actually working very very nicely - my last message was not a negative
> against XDoclet, more a positive that I'm relying on it so heavily and
> that it happens to be used much more than <javac>  :)

yup ;)


Peter Donald
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme 
excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the 
enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun Tzu, 300 B.C.

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