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From Costin Manolache <cmanola...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: antlib / proposal of Peter Reilly
Date Sat, 17 May 2003 19:16:58 GMT
Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:

> I am having a look at
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19897
> 
> This proposal seems to address most of the points discussed in this
> mailing list concerning the antlib thread of discussion.
> 
> I was thinking maybe we do not need to look further and we could commit
> this contribution ?
> 
> I would be glad to hear your comments concerning :
> 1) the functionality provided by the contribution
> 2) the implementation
> I am quoting Peter Reilly here :
> 
> This patch adds 4 new features (the code is interrelated,
> but may be split).
>   * adapter attribute added to typedef

+1

>   * add(Type) method added to introspection rules

+1

>   * typedef can read an xml defintion file

+1 - but I need further review of the XML DTD ( and maybe some changes )


>   * namespace support for xml defintions (antlib:)
> So one can do
> <project xmlns:acme="org.acme.anttasks">
>    <acme:hello>
>       <path path="build.xml"/>
>    </acme:hello>
> </project>

+1

We should also support the 
  <antlib classpath="cp" resource="..." uri="NSURI>
  <acme:hellp xmlns:acme="NSURI" >

This would allow arbitrary NSURIs ( for people who like meaning-free URIs)
and allow the classpath association.


Costin


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