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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 23942] - Addition of a local property
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:59:30 GMT
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Addition of a local property





------- Additional Comments From j_a_fernandez@yahoo.com  2004-10-26 11:59 -------
This idea that everyone must know "ALL" the details about "ANY" software 
module that we refer to in our code, is a dead one in softwareland except for 
ANT. One of the keys of building reusable software is that I must be able to 
build backboxes and only know about relevant input/outputs.

The other one, is to be able to compose modules toguether and then hide their 
communication details (blackbox it) and create a new module that way.
Wehave not even scratched the surface on what can be done with ANTLIBS and 
macrodefs. To expect users to need to know about every usage or communication 
all the way down the stack makes for very bad reusability.

This is an inherit problem in ANT at the moment, but one that we should try to 
solve, if we want ANTLIBS to be really successful.

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