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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: antlib
Date Thu, 22 May 2003 13:24:42 GMT
On Thu, 22 May 2003, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

> From: Stefan Bodewig []
>> I'm not sure that the build file writer is going to read the antlib
>> descriptor, though.
> But remember we want to be able to say this same things inside build files
> so we can declare things not in antlibs.


>> With roles, would an arbitrary implementation of ShapeInterface that
>> was not bundled with the antlib and was not declared to be in role
>> shape be accepted as nested element in <computearea/>?
> I would say you need to declare it as a shape or some other
> "role-name" defined by ShareInterface.

Which means roles are not optional, even in a non-ambiguos case.  What
would be the benefit?

> The same way you need to declare something as a Task before you can
> use it as such.

There are people who want to make this unnecessary 8-)


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