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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Parameterized "task-function"
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:23:09 GMT
At 08:18  11/1/01 -0500, David Corbin wrote:
>Using this logic, we should all be riding around on stone wheels.  When
>a tool is hard to use, or has particular downsides, that's the perfect
>time to reinvent it.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm all for standards, and
>I'm all for using existing tools, but there is nothing wrong with
>replacing a stone-hammer with a rubber mallet if that's what the job
>calls for.  In fact, I'd argue ANT wouldn't exist with the attitude you
>presented here.

Feel free to rewrite a simpler XSLT, write extensive documentation and
document it then. It is free software community - if you want to reinvent
the wheel you can. Personally I try to limit my reinvention to when it's
needed thou YMMV.



| "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               |

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