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From jful...@ruminate.co.uk
Subject Re: XJ - xml extension for Java
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2005 07:33:08 GMT
Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote ..

> The transition from 1.1 to 1.2 was far more obvious to me.  For

+1

> classloader stuff much more than for collections, all in all there was
> a lot to gain by the move.  So far I don't see any language feature
> after that that would improve Ant's code if only we could use it.

+2
 
> There are certain class library changes - like having a
> FileOutputStream constructor that takes a File and a boolean as
> arguments - that would be nice to have, but nothing pressing IMHO

the tipping point IMHO should be when 1.5 becomes a dependency to technologies external to
Ant (e.g. 3rd party tasks) not Ant itself where the benefit will be much clearer.

--JF


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