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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: EasyAnt phases
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2008 16:21:25 GMT

--- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> EasyAnt has a concept named "phase" which is some
> special sort of
> target.  The main differences:
> 
> * is always empty
> 
> * its depends list is open for other targets to
> modify, i.e. targets
>   may add themselves as dependencies to a phase.
> 
> It has been suggested to rename "phase" to
> "target-group".
> 
> Without going into implementation details, do we
> want to add the
> concept itself to Ant's core?
> 
> If we don't I'll volunteer to help the EasyAnt
> people to hook the
> concept into Ant without patching Ant itself.
> 

Personally I would prefer supporting arbitrary
attributes on targets.  This would be less specific to
EasyAnt and could have mileage for other Ant
extensions.

-Matt

> Stefan
> 
>
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