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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [POLL] Rewriting Ant's self description
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 15:58:36 GMT
On 2010-02-07, Antoine Levy Lambert <> wrote:

> The self description of Ant on the home page might not have changed
> since the first release in 2000.  I have just written a draft for a
> new version (see below).

I agree its time to move away from "make without make's wrinkles" and
prefer a description that says what Ant is rather than what it is not.
Your draft does so pretty well.

Personally I don't see any reason to compare Ant with any other tool
from the same domain at all, YMMV.

Maybe we should first find out what we think Ant's strong points are so
we know what to brag about^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H focus on in our

To me Ant's main strength is the tasks, followed by the tasks and the
tasks.  Then comes extensibility, I guess.

> Ant is a Java library and command line tool. Ant's mission is to
> schedule processes described in build files as targets and extension
> points dependent upon each other.

"schedule" sounds wrong to me.  I immediately think of cron and not of a
build tool here.


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