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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] adds 'if'/'unless' to <antcall> (
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 19:31:33 GMT

Costin Manolache wrote:
> Dominique Devienne wrote:
>>The refusal to embrace XML namespace, which are increasingly being used
>>with XML and is a natural fit to partition XML dialect, is not a good sign
>>either. The lack of <antlib> and the multiplication of Ant extension
>>points beyond tasks/datatypes is hurting Ant even more (although Costin
>>and Magesh are working on those, when will they show up in a release? In a
>>year? Two?)
> I consider [embed] experiment is almost done - I'll start proposing 
> adding ( some ) of the stuff to the main tree as soon as I get some time
> ( that should be weeks ). 

I would like to add that I've been building all my projects with 
Centipede that uses that stuff *extensively*, and it all works well.
Beta testing to the max! ;-)

> Assuming ProjectComponentHelper hook is accepted ( in one form or another ),
> antlib(s) will be trivial to implement.
> Regarding "extension points" - I think we do need more, not less. I agree it 
> would be better to have a more consistent mechanism and definition and 
> docs. 

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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