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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Could Ant build scripts be compiled?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:45:03 GMT
Couldn't they just be "compiled" into serialized
Project objects?  You'd have the usual caveats about
serialization, but...

-Matt


--- "Stirling, Scott" <scott.stirling@workscape.com>
wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Just a thought I've been holding onto for a while.
> 
> Could we benefit from compiling Ant build scripts? 
> They would load faster if the XML didn't have to be
> parsed.  They would be less open to unwanted
> modification (if you ship build scripts with a
> product, for example).  They might run faster,
> although I'm not as sure about that.
> 
> What would they be compiled down to?  I guess the
> best answer would be, a Java class.  Ant would have
> to be able to load a class rather than a build
> script for this to work.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> Scott Stirling
> Workscape, Inc.
> 
>
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