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From "Conor MacNeill" <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2001 02:38:24 GMT
Jesse,

We already have a Perl script to launch Ant (runant.pl) and I'm open to
others as well. I don't think it would be appropriate, however, to have Perl
versions of the Tomcat launch scripts in Ant.

Conor


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse Tilly [mailto:JTilly@hoteltools.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2001 7:13 AM
> To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
> Subject: RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
>
>
> my $0.02USD
>
> Add the Perl scripts.  Those that have it, use it, those that
> don't use the
> other scripts.  I'd like to see Python, AppleScript and Java versions as
> well.  How bout a Palm/WinCE version?  These are non-programmatic,
> non-library concerns that affect little and help a lot.
> Excellent addition
> to the CVS repository.  Conor/Stefan, I think these would be useful to be
> committed.
>
> MrT
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher Berry [mailto:christopher.berry@etrade.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 4:59 PM
> > To: 'ant-user@jakarta.apache.org'
> > Subject: RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
> >
> >
> > That's not necessarily true. I don't need a (separate) install of Perl
> > anymore than I need an install of Ant, right? Look at how Tomcat is
> > distributed. It contains the distributable parts of Ant, and does not
> > require an install. I can do the same for Perl. The simple
> > launch scripts
> > would reference /tools/perl/win32 or /tools/perl/unix
> > depending on BAT or
> > SH.
> >
> > What makes this advantageous is that I only have to maintain
> > a single "real"
> > script. (i.e. one w/ meat in it) -- that can be used on any platform.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > -- Chris
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: debic@epiphany.com [mailto:debic@epiphany.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 3:24 PM
> > > To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > > Subject: RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
> > >
> > >
> > > > It seems to me that homogenizing the scripts to Perl, coupled
> > > > with simple, one line, OS-specific launch scripts, would
> > make life
> > > > simpler. (At least for us, since we must support both OS
> > flavors..)
> > > >
> > > I tend not to agree, this forces you to install Perl on each
> > > supported
> > > platform.
> > >
> > > At my site we use Tomact/Java servlets to drive a build
> > > interface to the
> > > build
> > > process. Since our product is mostly Java and the build is
> > > driven by Ant the
> > > JDK's
> > > are already present on each platform. As for Perl, the XML
> > > build script/Java
> > > Tasks
> > > combination works better, and if I need Perl's rich pattern
> > > manipulation
> > > capabilities
> > > I turn to the ORO package which supports oobject operations
> > > using Perl (and
> > > regex and sed)
> > > expressions in Java code.
> > >
> > > Best regards.
> > >
> >
>


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