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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing problem in 1.5]
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2002 20:03:58 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Stirling" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 15:32
Subject: RE: Ant Perversions [was RE: Properties are causing problem in 1.5]

> > The .NET tasks aren't necessarily interactive, or controlling
> > GUIs or anything else.
> This has puzzled me for a while, so I might as well ask -- why if you are
> developing for .NET, which isn't cross-platform, would you use a Java tool
> to do your builds?  Does .NET really not provide a quality set of build
> automation tools?  Or are they too expensive to buy?  I don't get this one
> at all, but there must be a reason if .NET tasks made it into the optional
> task set.

yeah, I put them there.

1. NET ships with NMAKE, which is not a real make.
2. There is now NANT, but it is emerging
3. But the way I use the .net tasks is to do interop testing of web
services; <get> the WSDL, turn the WSDL to C# stubs, code the test classes,
run them.

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