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From Costin Manolache <cmanola...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] adds 'if'/'unless' to <antcall> (CallTarget.java)
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 19:00:53 GMT
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 ). 

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. 

Costin



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