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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: programmatically creating and marshalling antfiles
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2005 21:44:32 GMT
Jack Woehr wrote:
> Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
> 
>> One of the problems here is that it is not always possible
>> to reconstruct the XML for a particular TASK. That is,
>> tasks MUST have setXXX methods for every attribute, but there is
>> no requirement that they provide a corresponding getXXX.
>> Simillar for createXXXX, addXXXX, etc.
>>
>> Hence there is no way to given objects created programatically
>> to get back what the settings for those objects are.
>>  
>>
> True, but the process does take place in Antidote, so the back end ...
> the output stage ... of such a task ("WriteProject" ?) is already coded.
> 
> As for getXXX() .. backing in such a function sounds like a sweep of the 
> tasks,
> but a clean sweep.
> 

Even if you could retro-fit every task out there with getters,
  -what about overloaded set operatons? which one should the get return?
  -what about property assignments. Tasks get their setters with 
properties expanded.


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