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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: References
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:01:21 GMT
--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Matt Benson
> <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > Ever noticed that every Ant type that supports the
> > id/refid pattern must include a load of custom
> code? 
> > Why?  Wouldn't it be possible in UE to check all
> > DataType subclass elements for refid, validate no
> > other attributes/elements/nested text, and
> substitute
> > the actual object?
> 
> Nobody says that anything in Ant with a refid needs
> to extend DataType
> at all.

True, but that's about the only place where we have
any kind of central handling for refid.  I suppose in
a perfect world refid should always be handled
externally and tasks had better be reusable, or else
can be marked as not supporting refid? 

-Matt
> 
> Stefan
> 
>
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