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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: Policies/Suggestions on adding attributes...
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2002 21:27:38 GMT
--- Michael J McGonagle <> wrote:
> I had started to design my own datafile for my project, but it really
> came out very similar to an Ant build.xml (or at least  a subset of a
> build.xml), so rather than create a new file format, I just want to work
> with the Ant file directly. Being able to add arbitrary attributes would
> be nice, but it would work just as well to have all of the properties
> used by my program put into a target that Ant never executes, this way
> it shouldn't really interfear with Ant's operation.

You could put it all within a <description> tag -- the only time Ant does
anything with it is when you run:

$ ant -projecthelp

In which case, it gets printed along with all the other info.



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