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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Capture attributes in unknown namespaces
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2010 19:58:19 GMT


On Jun 24, 2010, at 2:50 PM, Danny Yates wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Me again!
> I have some more functionality that I'm interested in, but I fear it may be
> quite specific to my requirements, so I thought I'd run it past you all
> before getting to work on it.
> I'm developing a custom executor which can execute targets in parallel, and
> as an extension of that, it would be kind of cool to be able to mark
> individual targets as CPU-bound or IO-bound so that the executor can be a
> bit smarter about scheduling them. However, I can't find any sensible way to
> communicate this information to the executor.
> What would be kind of cool would be that if the parser encounters attributes
> in a namespace that it doesn't recognise, then instead of ignoring them (as
> it does now), it records them and makes them available through an API on the
> Project and Target objects. This would allow the executor to inspect them.
> I realise this is very specific to my parallel executor project, but I think
> adding it would be a non-breaking change that wouldn't have any impact on
> existing consumers of the API.
> What do you folks think?
> Cheers,
> Danny.

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