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From Andre-John mas <andrejohn....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ant Version
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:43:25 GMT


On 2013-12-10, at 0:18, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:

> On 2013-12-09, Andre-John Mas wrote:
> 
>> It is what I used and how the patch was accepted, but since I was told
>> it wasn't ideal I wanted to see if there were ways to deal with this
>> going forward.
> 
> It was me who said it wasn't ideal.  My concern is IDE integration which
> might start Ant differently and bypass Main so the static methods on
> Main don't work properly.
> 
> Andre-John's contribution made me look at the implementation again and
> since the methods are static and only rely on ther version.txt file
> being present, I no longer see a problem.  An implementation outside of
> Main wouldn't look any different and I highly doubt an IDE integration
> would remove the Main class completely.
> 
> Stefan

Thanks for the insight. At the same time your original comment got me thinking about class
dependencies on whether it would make better architectural sense to have a class that represents
the application's environment, to avoid any potential two way dependencies with Main?

Andre-John
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