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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Classloader Problems
Date Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:57:46 GMT

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From: "Adam Murdoch" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: Classloader Problems

On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 16:22, Bernd wrote:

>> is this considered a bug or a feature?
>> will it change likely change in future versions?

>It's by design, I think, so in that respect it's not a bug.  Whether its a
>good feature, well, that's another question.  Perhaps it would be better if
>this 'isolate' mode was optional, and off by default.

>As for it changing, I don't imagine there's much chance of that happening
>Ant 1.x, except maybe to add an option to disable it (patches most welcome
>In Ant 2, hopefully, you'll have heaps more control over classloading.

I think we may have to revisit it for Java1.4 anyway, as there is so much in
the system libraries now. Today the issue only arises for sun.* and omg.*
stuff, but once org.w3c.dom.* and lots of javax stuff come as standard, we
need to worry more about including it

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