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From "Ventimiglia, David" <>
Subject RE: Control flow (if,while,for) proposal in ant (xml based).
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2000 16:27:56 GMT
If we're voting, then I agree with Stefan.  This seems like it'd be taking
Ant too much in the direction of a scripting language, which I think it most
emphatically is not.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig []
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: Control flow (if,while,for) proposal in ant (xml based).

>>>>> "MR" == Marcel Ruff <> writes:

 MR> Hi, what about some control flow in build.xml:

 MR> What do you think

No, please let's keep these things out of Ant.

 MR> does it makes sense?

Yes, but not as a part of Ant. Having a second tool that takes a XML
file containing what you describe and creating a Ant build file (like
configure for make) would be nice though.

Putting these kind of things right into Ant would make Ant something
different than it is today - and not for the better of it IMHO.


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