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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What notation is Ivy using here?
Date Sat, 22 Mar 2008 11:23:59 GMT
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Brown, Carlton <
Carlton.Brown@compucredit.com> wrote:

>  > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Xavier Hanin [mailto:xavier.hanin@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 1:07 PM
> > To: ivy-user@ant.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: What notation is Ivy using here?
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Brown, Carlton
> > <Carlton.Brown@compucredit.com> wrote:
> > > This is probably a silly question, but please satisfy my
> > curiosity.   I
> > >  notice that Ivy refers to artifacts using this notation:
> > >  organisation#module;revision!filename
> > >  i.e:  prpc#jars;5.3!prpc-5.3jar
> > >
> > >  I've seen this notation elsewhere, what is its name/origin?
> > Some information:
> > http://ant.apache.org/ivy/history/latest-milestone/textual.html
> >
> > This notation has been introduced in Ivy 2.0 to help
> > reference things more easily, both in mailing lists and
> > console. I also use it in javarepo, making powerful queries
> > very easy (see http://javarepo.xoocode.org/about "Searching
> > Hints" for details if you are interested).
> >
> > You can also look in the ivy dev or ant dev mail archive for
> > details about how we decided upon the convention.
>
> I found some discussion of the merits of using this convention.  My
> question is, was there other inspiration for it?  I'm not 100% sure, but
> I think I remember seeing PVCS use a very similar convention (if not the
> same one).   I was wondering if it came from some industry standard,
> some other product, or you just coincidentally converged on the same
> solution.

I think we only coincidentally converged on the same solution. At least for
me there wasn't much inspiration taken from outside.

Xavier


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