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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 34593] - Update ANTLR ANT task
Date Sat, 23 Apr 2005 20:02:00 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From sbailliez@apache.org  2005-04-23 22:02 -------
(In reply to comment #9)

The plugin might be the only one...or maybe not.
Package name may change or the plugin might simply not be available anymore.
So who will be responsible for that ? Ant developpers.

So -plugin is better than -xmlparser, if you could not convince Terence to 
include support for it, there's no way Ant can serve as a mediator and 
basically get twice the risks of change.

Basically we don't want Ant to be some kind of 'dumping ground' for tasks, 
we've done mistakes in the past and maintaining third-party tasks is a lot of 
work as ant committers don't necessarily use them, or the used API or options 
might break at just every release making it a nightmare to provide backward 
compatibility to ant users. From the top of my head I can give you the jspc 
example.

So yes, considering that Ant is the de-facto tool in the Java community it is 
of course better if each package can provide its own Ant task. This way at 
least everybody's happy and things get more stable and up to date in a timely 
fashion. 

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