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From Douglas WF Acheson <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: "if" task
Date Thu, 02 May 2002 08:21:35 GMT
It just so happens that I have both an if and a foreach task :-)  I
have primarilly used them on development projects in the past and have
not provided much support for the tasks.  If you want the code please
let me know and I will give them to you.

Douglas WF Acheson

--- Steve Loughran <steve_l@iseran.com> wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gordon Tyler" <gordon.tyler@sitraka.com>
> To: "Ant Users List" <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 10:01 AM
> Subject: Re: "if" task
> 
> 
> > I'll add another annoying me too message to this thread.
> >
> > We have a fairly complex Ant build script (just under 1000 lines,
> not
> > counting external properties files and a separate 300 line
> bootstrap
> nightly
> > build.xml) and it would be so much better with foreach and if
> tasks.
> 
> I'm -0 on if/then; ok with try/catch
> 
> Maybe as a former prolog programmer it makes more sense to me, but I
> dont
> have too many needs for conditionality apart from <fail>, even doing
> complex
> deployment stuff. What we have right now is a reasonable conceptual
> model,
> and too much <if><then>, <for>, gets in the way of doing the stuff
in
> a
> significantly better way.
> 
> >
> > Yes, we could use the contrib tasks but there is some internal
> resistance
> to
> > using non-core tasks and I don't have much say in what goes into
> our CVS
> > controlled version of Ant. So having them in the core set of tasks
> would
> be
> > preferable.
> 
> I am afraid you need to deal with your internal resistance...and you
> dont
> need to put the tasks into ant_home\lib, just use a classpath on
> <taskdef>
> and load them from a jar local to your project.
> 
> 
> 
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