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From "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <>
Subject Your ideas about annotations
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 18:43:14 GMT

  I am thinking about adding generic annotations for targets and tasks 
to specify arbitrary meta data that can be used by different executors 
or other code (for example, to be able to specify what targets should 
not be executed in parallel by parallel executor). There is a discussion 
about ways to specify them. What do you think:

[ ] Processing instructions (for example, <?group name="linux-build"?>) 
- most tools, IDEs should not be updated, because PIs are usually 
invisible to XML parsers (unless the parsers ask for PIs). Cons: people 
do not like PIs, it may be more difficult to generate or to act upon in 
generic tools.
[ ] Special nodes (for example, <ann:group 
xmlns:ann="" name="linux-build"/>; 
"ann" namespace can be defined globally) specified before (or inside, 
looks less pretty, but generic tools will like them inside more) XML nodes.
[ ] Other...

Your ideas are welcome.

- Alexey.
/ Alexey N. Solofnenko

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