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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 32041] - want to remember a value set within a task next time the task is called
Date Wed, 03 Nov 2004 18:55:06 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From benjamin@yangtemko.com  2004-11-03 18:55 -------
I must admit to a very deep dissatisfaction to touching the filesystem outside
of the actual compilation process.  I thought of this solution early on but
discarded it as impractical for various reasons (also, it doesn't "feel" right).  

One of those reasons is that we have a common build base file which defines many
tasks.  If multiple users are building various projects (especially if multiple
users are working on several branches of the same project) it can be a pain to
manage the files to which I am trying to maintain user session data.  Sure, you
can always write to the user's home directory, but if I have builds going in
parallel this gets messy as well.  It makes much more sense to me to have a
thread-safe session like object where I can store data generated throughout the
build process, and refer to this data as needed during my large, anastomotic
builds.  Ant does everything else so well, and is so enormously useful, this
seems like a next-logical-step, especially under the context of
user-input-driven builds with the "input" task - that's a pandora's box you
can't close back.

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