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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Approach to Conditionals: SOMETHING USEFUL ON THIS TOPIC
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2001 14:49:56 GMT
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).


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