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From Alan Gutierrez <alan-ant-u...@engrm.com>
Subject Re: How to?: add target dependencies
Date Sun, 13 Feb 2005 00:36:55 GMT
* Mark Lundquist <mlundquist2@comcast.net> [2005-02-12 09:01]:
> 
> Hey Alan, good to hear from you!
> 
> On Feb 11, 2005, at 5:57 PM, Alan Gutierrez wrote:
> 
> >    Mark
> >
> >    I'm now using XSLT to generate my Ant files. Any place where
> >    there is iteration, or any sort of logic, XSLT makes it simple
> >    and straghtforward.
> >
> >    I know you work with XSLT, so I'm going to encourage you to
> >    leverage those studies.
> 
> D'oh!  Why didn't I think of that...?  I know ant has an XSLT task, 
> I've seen how Cocoon uses it to generate the blocks build file file 
> from gump.xml...

> >    Let me know if you want to look at what I've been up to.

> Sure, I'd love to see what you've got going.

> The idea of using Groovy Markup w/ Ant is intriguing, too... could be 
> the excuse I'm looking for to learn Groovy, but that's still more 
> learning curve than I have bandwidth for right now.  Maybe over summer 
> :-)

    Groovy Markup isn't as useful as XSLT.

    I use XSLT to generate my build files. It's like running
    configure, except it does a lot less work, since there are far
    fewer platform issues.

    I use XSLT 2.0, and Saxon 8.2, to generate JUnit tests.

    I can give you a login to my repository and let you checkout a
    project. Contact me off-list.

--
Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com

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