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From Martijn Kruithof ...@famkruithof.net>
Subject Re: [Vote] Augment feature
Date Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:32:58 GMT
Hello

I have quite some difficulties with the discrepancy of the name of the 
task and that what the task is about to do.
Therefore, using the current name and functionality I would cast a -0,5 
vote, as i do not want to be blocking.
I can see the desire for a task that changes predeclared id's.

My objection against the current name comes from the fact that the task 
not only augments (basically adds, increases, stretches, enlarges etc.) 
things but it is used to change the path at will.

On the other hand I think free modification of references seems like a 
giant pitfall in the following situations:
  - when used in combination with <parrallel>
  - when related tasks in a script expect the same elements present on 
the path

If the augment task was used to do only what its name implies (extend) 
and not to reduce less problems could be expected.
Therefore I would be in favour of an <augment> feature if it can only be 
used to augment (and not change at will).


On 14-4-2010 0:34, Bruce Atherton wrote:
> Ok, so this didn't start out as a vote thread, just my suggestion for 
> what questions should appear in the vote. But since it has morphed 
> into that I've changed the subject line to make it easier for people 
> to find. So the questions are:
>
> 1. Are you in favor of adding the augment feature to Ant?
>
-0,5 : Non blocking negative look. +1 if augment is only used to augment 
(increase, extend, combine, add to the existing)

> 2. Are you in favor of an attribute that allows references to be 
> marked as final, to avoid augmentation?
>
> 3. If a final attribute is decided upon, do you think it should 
> default to "false"?
>
> If you have already voted, no need to recast your vote.
>
>
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