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From "Chris Todd" <>
Subject RE: Could you please?
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2000 21:42:45 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Donald []
>Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 4:19 PM
>Subject: RE: Could you please?
>At 03:01  2/12/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>This request makes me wonder whether it might be worth it to create some
>>sort of build file 'repository' or 'library' (in the public library sense,
>>rather than the programming sense).  While the Ant docs are really good
>>(IMHO), particularly for an open source project, it sometimes
>helps newbies
>>to see examples of entire build files.
>I agree. It also promotes a good directory structure layout ;)

I certainly found that to be the case.

>I started a
>standards type document a while back as a sort of best practices build
>description. It included things like names of targets, directory structure
>etc. I guess it would be good to dust that off and see what
>everyone thinks ;)

I would certainly be interested in it.  After I sent my email, though, I
wondered if I had opened a can of worms, since we may find that everyone has
their own opinion of what constitutes "best practices"!  :-)

>>As I work more and more with Ant, I am beginning to see
>build-related design
>>patterns.  Perhaps we could somewhow catalog those Ant-related
>>design/usage/style patterns?  Just a thought.
>Very good thought ;)
>| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
>| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
>| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
>|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

Sincerest regards,
Chris Todd
Software Engineer
Alabanza Corporation

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