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From Shawn Cretti <>
Subject Re: [OT] Re: Help with designing Tibco Interface builds
Date Sat, 10 Aug 2002 08:53:47 GMT
Hey, no ill will meant to the Ant builders because I think Ant is great, but
if I could diverge for a moment...all depends on your time scale.  I am a perl
freak that has used perl for years to build all of my java code.  I like it
because it is somewhat portable.  And by this I mean that once you learn the
language, it will work on almost any platform(but usually your same scripts
will need tweeking for another OS).  Usually the company you work for will
have a standard platform that they use for building, and porting to another
platform will not be an issue.

However...because I am also a Java(and XML) freak...I am very favorable to Ant
and my current project leadership has decided to make our builds using Ant.
This said...I have spent the last 4 days trying to get my build.xml file to do
what I want.  Granted, I am new to using Ant and have had to work through some
of our project-specific issues, but I know that I could have accompilshed the
same thing with perl in less than a day.  So, the question is...'do I do it
quick using what I know, or do I do it using Ant...and learn something new?'.

Personally...I think that if you can afford the extra time, it is worth
learning something new.  Not to mention, that Ant looks like it will truly be
the new 'Super-Make' standard.  I love standardization(although I am not a
socialist), and the more people that adopt the Ant model the better!!

So, in closing, it all comes down to answering the question it
quick with what you know or do it with Ant.  But, I believe that Ant offers
the possiblility of standardization...which makes everyone's life easier.
Hope this helps

Shawn Cretti
Sr. Software Engineer
XAware Inc.

Diane Holt wrote:

> --- Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> > > 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd
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> > I recognise that road. Is that the one that off i280 that heads towards
> > the hills?
> Nah. Stevens Creek parallels 280 (it's just this big, long commercial
> street).
> Diane
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