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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Target or macrodef?
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:35:14 GMT
Matt, Sebastian:  there has been an enhancement
request for this for quite some time.  You can vote
for it at
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23942

and soon Peter may find the time to commit it.  ;)

-Matt


--- sebastian ssmoller <sebastian.ssmoller@web.de>
wrote:

> hi,
> this would be great !
> 
> recently, i had exactly that problem (setting a
> "temp" property in a
> <macrodef/>) ... i had to use <antcall/> as
> work-around :(
> 
> regards,
> seb
> 
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:08:06 -0400
> "Inger, Matthew" <Inger@Synygy.com> wrote:
> 
> > Perhaps that could be a future requirement, to
> allow for the user
> > to choose which behavior he/she wants.
> > 
> > It would be nice if project had a notion of a
> stackable variable
> > scope:
> > 
> > public class VariableScope {
> >   // add fields and accessors for properties,
> refs, taskdefs, etc...
> > }
> > 
> > public class StackedVariableScope {
> >     private VariableScope current;
> >     private Stack stack;
> > 
> >     public void push(boolean inheritAll, boolean
> inheritRefs) {
> >         stack.push(current);
> >         VariableScope scope = new VariableScope();
> >         if (inheritAll) {
> >            // copy from current to scope
> >         }
> >         if (inheritRefs) {
> >            // copy from current to scope
> >         }
> > 
> >         current = scope;
> >     }
> > 
> >     public void pop() {
> >         current = (VariableScope)stack.pop();
> >     }
> > }
> > 
> > Not only would this allow macros to make the
> decision
> > i mentioned above (by being able to push before
> macro exec,
> > and pop afterwards), but would also probably
> simplify, and
> > speed up the execution of <antcall>, as it
> wouldn't need to
> > create a completely new copy of the project.
> > 
> > Perhaps a refactoring for Ant 1.7?
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeffrey Bacon [mailto:jbacon@magmic.com]
> > Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 2:02 PM
> > To: Ant Users List
> > Subject: Re: Target or macrodef?
> > 
> > 
> > > can be much more time consuming.  Keep in mind
> however (and someone
> > > correct me if i'm wrong), that any properties
> you set in a macro
> > > will
> > > also get set for the calling target, which can
> be problematic.
> > 
> > or advantageous... =)
> > 
> > --
> > Jeffrey Bacon
> > jbacon@magmic.com
> > Creative Developer
> > http://www.magmic.com
> > 
> > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dick, Brian E. [mailto:Brian.Dick@FMR.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 1:57 PM
> > > To: Ant Users List
> > > Subject: Target or macrodef?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I have a piece of code that I need to call
> repeatedly. The code has
> > > three simple arguments. I can write the code as
> a target or as a
> > > macrodef. What should I consider when choosing
> between these two
> > > implementations?
> > > 
> > >
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> left to add, 
> but when there is nothing left to take away."  
> --- Antoine de St. Exupery, Wind, Sand, and Stars,
> 1939 
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