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Subject Re: Approach to Conditionals: SOMETHING USEFUL ON THIS TOPIC
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2001 15:14:12 GMT
i have no problem with that.  in any case, speaking of <cvs>, are there
any libraries out there for <rcs>?  I know it's old and decrepit, but
what i'm stuck with.

Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Thu, 05 Jul 2001, matt inger <> wrote:
> > I understand that your vision of ant does not involve making it a
> > scripting language.  However, like myself, most users need some
> > basic constructs for flow control.  I think the ContainerTask will
> > definately be a step in that direction allowing users to develop
> > their own tasks.  But, in a lot of cases, the people developing the
> > ant input files are not necessarily java programmers, and could not
> > really code up their own tasks, or effectively make their own
> > conditionals.
> The idea here is that there will be a "standard" foreach task (and
> friends) in a repository of optional tasks, it will just not be part
> of the very core of Ant (just like many current built-in tasks will
> probably be demoted to optional tasks - <sql>, <cvs> and many others).
> Stefan

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