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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: antlib / proposal of Peter Reilly
Date Mon, 19 May 2003 09:01:49 GMT
> From: peter reilly [mailto:peter.reilly@corvil.com]
> 
> On Saturday 17 May 2003 19:59, Costin Manolache wrote:

> > I think <taskdef> should be treated as a special <typedef> 
> with TaskAdapter
> > as adapter.
> >
> > ( i.e. use <typedef> as the main definition mechanism, and 
> taskdef as
> > a shortcut for types with optional TaskAdapter adapters ).
> 
> This is exacty what "taskdef" is in the patch :-).  It derives
> from typedef and sets the adapterClass to TaskAdapter, and 
> the adaptoClass
> to Task. The html page for taskdef in the friday patch makes 
> this explicit.
> 
> I have some WorkInProgress code to allow this to be specified 
> in a buildfile.
> 
> <extendtype name="taskdef">
>     <typedef adapter="org.apache.tools.ant.TaskAdapter"
>                   adaptto="org.apache.tools.ant.Task"/>
> </extendtype>
> 
> "extendtype" is a WIP name for a cut-down templating feature, it
> defines new types from other types with some attributes pre set.
> 

Well I am glad, you guys are rediscovering "role" definitions
one feature at the time. :-)

Jose Alberto

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