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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: Blog "Complex build systems need a real language" found
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2004 18:08:39 GMT
> From: Dominique Devienne [mailto:DDevienne@lgc.com] 
> 
> > From: Peter Reilly [mailto:peter.reilly@corvil.com]
> > 
> > According to the last entry, they are currently
> > using a 45,000 line ant script =-O
> > which one of the team is reducing to ~700 lines by
> > using a custom dependency task.
> 
> I didn't read all the thread completely, but I heartedly
> agree with Peter that much of the complexity of an Ant
> script can be removed by developing custom tasks/types.
> 
> You go to Java to encapsulate complex processes, which are
> then exposed as much simpler high level tasks hiding all the 
> coding complexities. Using Python in AAP, or Ruby might allow 
> easier/faster programming than Java, but Java can do it all 
> nonetheless, and I personally know Java much better than 
> Python and Ruby ;-)
> 

And with scriptdef, you can write your tasks just the same in any
supported
scripting language, if it will fit your needs.

Jose Alberto

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