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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: Antlib descriptor
Date Sat, 26 Apr 2003 10:31:00 GMT
So we add this then. I am not closed to progress and change but let start small.

Jose Alberto

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Costin Manolache [mailto:cmanolache@yahoo.com]
> Sent: 25 April 2003 20:10
> To: dev@ant.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Antlib descriptor
> 
> 
> Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> 
> > I am not too keen on having alive ANTS roaming in my classpath.
> > 
> > Jar files are passive things, in general having too many in your
> > classpath does not mean you will execute more stuff. I 
> think that is nice
> > and autoinitializing jars (antlibs) sound way too scary at 
> this point.
> 
> AFAIK the proposal doesn't implement autodiscovery - and we 
> don't know if we
> will get getResources("META-INF/antlib.xml" ) or require 
> explicit <antlib
> ...>.
> 
> In any case - it is easy to give user explicit control.
> 
> In many systems libraries have a initialization mechanism. We 
> may only allow
> conditions for example - but I don't see anything 
> fundamentally wrong with
> this, that would guarantee we'll never want to do this. 
> 
> Same for allowing libraries to define fragments and targets - 
> maybe today
> most people thing it is a crazy idea, but one year from now 
> we may find it
> usefull. Of course, we could change the parser then - but 
> we'll accumulate
> a lot of behaviors that would make this difficult. 
> 
> 
> Costin
> 
> 
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