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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: <autoconf>
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:20:20 GMT
On 2009-10-29, <Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de> wrote:

> I have implemented an idea I had for a longer time: tasks pick their
> values for themself from existing properties.  From the Hudson Clover
> plugin I got the idea of using BuildListeners for "AOP" functions and
> tried that.

I like the idea and the general implementation but have a problem with
the name.  When I saw its name I thought you were writing task for the
autotools suite and not a task that would configure other tasks.
autotaskconf?

Regarding the implementation I wonder whether you couldn't use
IntrospecitionHelper (maybe by opening it up a little) instead of
writing your own reflection logic to determine the possible attributes.
I fear the task's logic is bound to be different from
IntroSpectionHelper in subtle ways which could lead to confusing bugs.

Stefan

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