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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: DynamicTag
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2003 05:42:58 GMT
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:55 am, Dominique Devienne wrote:
> 2) DynamicTag is lazy, thanks to UnknownElement. Your rewrite is creating
> the element at parse-time, my implementation does it only at runtime.
> Again, I favor delaying the instantiation and configuration. Ant should
> never have mingled parsing of the XML and instantiation of the model in the
> first place.

The "first place" was a very long time ago and there was a lot of history for 
why Ant is the way it is. You might be interested in a little tutorial I 
wrote to try and explain this history:

I'll try to have a look at DynamicTag soon but I've not had time yet...


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