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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] Support for detached <exec> on Unix and Windows
Date Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:33:17 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Burton" <>
To: "Ant Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 16:24
Subject: [SUBMIT] Support for detached <exec> on Unix and Windows

> Hello,

> For this support on Windows, I used JScript (JavaScript) in Windows
> Scripting Host, a scripting environment included with Windows
> 98/Me/2000/XP.  For Windows 95/NT, WSH can be downloaded from Microsoft.
>   This seemed to me the best solution as Ant doesn't distribute binaries
> of any kind and I didn't want to try and be the first to try and start.

hmm. I view binding *.js, *..vbs, *.wsh, *.wse, etc to notepad as step one
of securing a system, so while I appreciate the effort, it wouldnt work on
my system. If its only for the win32 system, we could do an exe instead;
view it as a unit test for <cpp> ...

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