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From Kevin Connor Arpe <kevina...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] ant-core/docs/manual/Tasks/taskdef.html
Date Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:44:01 GMT
Seems like my patch should be merged with the typedef page.

I'm not an expert in Ant nor Java, hence some terminology is a bit imperfect.

Regarding the namespace issue, no one I talked to at my office knew
anything about classloaders.
I wasn't sure how to describe it, but I don't want users to need to be
a Java expert to understand the docs...

I will leave this patch to you to integrate -- or not.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2010-11-15, Kevin Connor Arpe wrote:
>
>> As promised, I would commit back a patch.  In this case, docs are the
>> right solution.
>
> Thank you Kevin.
>
>> I have upgraded the TaskDef Task docs.
>
> Much of what you've added is already present on the typedef page - maybe
> we should make it clearer that taskdef actually is a typedef rather than
> duplicate the information with different words?
>
> The changes you propose would recommend using multiple taskdef tasks to
> declare multiple related tasks - in fact this is not the way we'd
> encourage people to do that, they'd better use an antlib or taskdef's
> resource attribute instead.
>
> Also you talk about "namespace in the Java VM" which is a bit confusing
> since there is no such thing.  What you mean is they share the same
> classloader.
>
> Stefan
>
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