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From "Colm Smyth" <lateralco...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tiny patch to enable Recursion in Ant
Date Wed, 28 May 2008 18:04:40 GMT
It's nice to see some feedback and new ideas; would anybody like to
comment on what I actually did? ;)

See https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44980 for the
issue I raised almost immediately after posting a request for
comments.

2008/5/28 Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org>:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>
>> sorry for the delay, a combination of a whole lot of work, a broken
>> iBook, very nice weather and severe back pain (not necessarily in that
>> order) have kept me offline.
>>
>> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Colm Smyth <lateralcoder@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Yes I used subant, but as I said, it can't recurse on the current
>>> target.
>>>
>>> Since recursion should be a core function of a hierarchical build
>>> system, I think this patch is worth adding to Ant.
>>
>> First of all your original mail didn't contain the patch itself.
>>
>> Second you said you used ant-contrib's for and I pointed out that
>> subant should be enough.  The only thing that's missing is a property
>> that knows the current target, isn't it?
>>
>> I know we have rejected the idea of such a property in the past, but
>> we may be at a different point today, so if you open an enhancement
>> request for such a property (or find the old one and reopen it), that
>> would e the right place to attach a patch to enable it.
>
> I could imagine a task to set a property to the current target
>
> <location target="targetproperty" buildfile="fileproperty" />
>
> ...maybe even something for a complete stack trace/list of imports that is
> live
>
> --
> Steve Loughran                  http://www.1060.org/blogxter/publish/5
> Author: Ant in Action           http://antbook.org/
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