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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: AW: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 23397] - Need attribute for target tag to indicate hidden/internal target
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2003 16:02:44 GMT
I donĀ“t see the need for such an attribute. And if introduced it should work
not only from commandline. It should work too, if invoked by other java
applications.


Jan


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gus Heck [mailto:gus-antdev@cognition.olin.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:58 PM
> To: Ant Developers List
> Subject: Re: AW: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 23397] - Need attribute for target
> tag to indicate hidden/internal target
> 
> 
> In fact I would be even more interested to hear the opinons of both 
> commiters and non-commiters :).
> 
> -Gus
> 
> Gus Heck wrote:
> 
> > Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
> >
> >> What you would like would be useful to prevent the "wrong" 
> targets from
> >> being called. But I wonder whether this change would not make ant
> >> unnecessary complex.
> >>  
> >>
> > The default (atribute omitted) state should behave as 
> always. This is 
> > necessary for back compatability, and to keep the learning 
> curve from 
> > getting too steep. The import task gives me the same sort of worry 
> > about complexity, but I keep reiminding myself... You don't have to 
> > use it if you don't want it ;). So at least from the user 
> side, there 
> > is no obligatory complexity increase. The addition of 
> another atribute 
> > in the documentation for target would be the only brain drain :)...
> >
> > As for the development side, it may lead to increased 
> complexity if we 
> > add access modifiers with more complex meanings. As it is 
> now, however 
> > the only meaning of public/private is "do we reject it when invoked 
> > from the command line" and the only time we need to check that is 
> > already included in the patch.
> >
> > I too would be interested to hear what other commiters think.
> >
> > - Gus
> >
> >
> > 
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