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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: if/else structure
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 01:07:38 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominique Devienne" <>
To: "'Ant Users List'" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 12:04
Subject: RE: if/else structure

> That's actually a good idea, this 'requires' thingy? But I'd rather have
> on <project> or <target>, as an attribute.
> Consider the use case where a build file uses new feature of ANT 1.5. How
> it going to fail for 1.4.1 users? A crypt task or type not found? Or type
> <mytype> not allowed? Of course, adding this attribute now to 1.5 would
> fail miserably for pre-1.5 users, but in the future, whenever new version
> come out, ANT could fail gracefully, with a proper message?

have you seen what error message ant.15 gives on an unknown task?

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