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From "Stirling, Scott" <>
Subject scripting tips
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2003 22:49:02 GMT

Anyone know of a site or resources (beyond the Hatcher/Loughran book) for scripting tips with
the Ant <script> task?

<script> is proving to be a great way to prototype new Ant tasks, but there's a real
art to it.  One recurring problem for me as I get the hang of it is learning/remembering you
have to know the actual argument type for task setters.  

So, e.g., <unzip src="foo" dest="bar"> corresponds to setSrc()/setDest() methods on
the Extract task that take, not Strings.

I'm using Beanshell with Ant 1.6b2 currently.  I'd appreciate any refs anyone can provide.

Scott Stirling
Workscape, Inc.

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