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From Antoine Levy Lambert <anto...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [POLL] Rewriting Ant's self description
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:34:56 GMT
Jesse, thanks for your comments.

I will check-in changes to our index page this evening after doing the 
Ant 1.8.0 release. I will take into account both your comments and 
Stefan's comments.

Regards,

Antoine

Jesse Glick wrote:
> Antoine Levy Lambert wrote:
>> Ant is a Java library and command line tool.
>
> command-line tool
>        ^
>
>> build of java applications
>
> Java
> ^
>
>> tasks allowing to compile, assemble, test and run java applications.
>
> allowing users to ... Java
>          ^^^^^^       ^
>
>> non java applications
>
> non-Java
>    ^^
>
>> their own antlibs
>
> "antlibs"
> ^       ^
>
>> open source
>
> open-source
>     ^
>
>> impose coding conventions or directory layouts to the Java projects
>
> on the Java projects
> ^^
>
>> the usual command line tool
>
> command-line tool
>        ^
>
>> writing shell-scripts
>
> shell scripts
>      ^
>
>> or little noticeable characters
>
> unnoticeable
> ^^
>
>> one of the most famous alternatives
>
>  the most famous alternative
> ^                           ^
>
>> build, packaging, testing and running capabilities
>
> building, ...
>      ^^^
>
>> Java projects adopting Maven as a project management tool are given 
>> some conventions to follow
>
> Relevant to note that this permits IDEs to open and work with such 
> projects without being given any IDE-specific instructions, which to 
> my mind is one of the principal advantages of Maven over a freeform 
> build tool such as Ant.
>
>> overriden
>
> overridden
>        ^
>
>> the maven team
>
> Maven
> ^
>
>> A recent, and worth mentioning alternative to Ant is Gradle,
>
> A recent alternative to Ant worth mentioning is Gradle,
>         ^                  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
>> a new tool
>
> Redundant (just said "recent").
>
>> which allows to write
>
> allows users to write
>        ^^^^^^
>
>> which a lot of people feel
>
> many people
> ^^^^
>
>> is easier
>
> clearer
>
>> One nice thing for Ant is that Gradle
>
> Fortunately for Ant, Gradle
> ^^^^^^^^^^^        ^^
>
>> so our tasks and types are used inside Gradle
>
> ...and benefit from bug fixes and improvements in Ant and Ivy.
>
>
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