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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 18102] New: - A new core Task, that applies a Task to all files of a FileSet
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 13:15:51 GMT
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A new core Task, that applies a Task to all files of a FileSet

           Summary: A new core Task, that applies a Task to all files of a
                    FileSet
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Other
         Component: Core tasks
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: g.zarncke@sinnerschrader.com


I propose a new core Task, that applies (executes) another (nested) Task to all 
files of a given FileSet ONE by ONE. 

This functionality is already present for system commands with the Apply-Task 
when parallel="false", but sorely missing for general Tasks if they not by 
themself accept a FileSet parameter. Of course one can always wrap the task 
call in a script, that recalls ant, but this is neither easy, not portable, not 
readable not efficient.

It could possibly be done by for each file in the set dowing the following: 
Assigning the file to a property and the reevaluating and executing the nested 
Task.

This cannot be easily implemented as a custom Task, because repeated calling of 
execute() cannot change the properties of the called Task easily.

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