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From Matt Benson <>
Subject RE: multi-result <mapper>s
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:10:14 GMT
--- Jose Alberto Fernandez <>
> rather than creating yet another way for mappers,
> we should do best by starting working on 1.7's
> features so we try to converge to a unified model.

Are you meaning that <typedef>ing FileNameMappers is
but a small part of something that needs to be done on
a grand scale for 1.7?  Fine by me.

> It would mean that mappers can be in their own
> antlib library,
> use their owm NameSpace and all the other goodies of
> the model.
Are you talking about custom mappers?  Sticking core
mappers into a separate namespace feels kind of funny
to me.  Not exactly wrong, but my BC sense is
tingling... I'm sure that can't be the whole story.

> > > I believe that is the aim for 1.7 with the
> > > add(Interface)
> > > methods.
> This are new instrospection methods so that
> Conditions, mappers, etc
> can be added and made available to all tasks
> automagically.
> They are suppose to be part of 1.7.

Do these methods exist in some form in the current
codebase or are they still in a planning phase?  Are
you touching on the "role" concept here?  I've been
wanting to know more about that.


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