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From Scott Ellsworth <>
Subject Re: proposed mod to zipfileset
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 23:39:27 GMT
Sorry, my last paragraph got sent in mid edit.  It should have read:

On Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at 03:32  PM, Scott Ellsworth wrote:

> I would prefer a "zipfilelist" that turns into seperate zipfilesets, as 
> then it is clear what we intend.  This differs from a for-each, in that 
> we are merely specifying a list of files, and only one task does the 
> work.  All we are doing is adding the means to specify a list for the 
> zip/jar tasks, much like one can already do for

tasks such as javac.  Unlike a for-each, which the committers are 
philosophically opposed to, this is a means of sending a list of files 
to a task.

A decent alternative might be to have a way of turning such a 
(delimited) list into fileset, which functionality zipfileset would 
presumably inherit.


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