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From Clifton Craig <ccr...@gbg.com>
Subject Re: Copy a directory list
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2006 20:39:57 GMT
Sorry Matt, I don't believe I read your reply correctly. I'll go back and 
re-read then post again. Thanx!

On Monday 23 January 2006 3:29 pm, Matt Benson wrote:
> --- Clifton Craig <ccraig@gbg.com> wrote:
>
> [SNIP]
>
> > ;) I must clarify that
> > my tone was not intended as a heated tone. It is
> > hard to express or
> > interperet tone in text so let me assure you all
> > that I'm not angry at
> > anybody.
>
> Okay, sorry for the misinterpretation... :)
>
> [SNIP]
>
> > I don't like the idea of
> > hacking patternset syntax into a property if there
> > is no such tool to take
> > care of this for me. My feeling is that once you
> > have to start reading a
> > property into a file and back into a property you've
> > taken a wrong step
> > somewhere and things should be able to be done
> > better.
>
> Agreed; I hate temp files, and many of the changes I
> have made in Ant can be traced back to that simple
> fact.
>
> >  My take away from all
> > of this is that there is no such way to easily copy
> > a list of folders
> > separated by commas and include their contents.
> > Simple is being defined as
> > not requiring the list be swapped to disk, not
> > requiring third party
> > extensions installed to the base, and not requiiring
> > custom ant tasks or
> > procedural logic as each of these approaches involve
> > additional functionality
> > that is not part of the base set.
>
> Hmm... my solution involved nothing but built-in Ant.
> Pathconvert was used to turn your list of directories
> into a patternset.  The most "foreign" material used
> was a regexp mapper... which should be included w/o
> add-ons if you're using JDK>= 1.4 ... what more do you
> want?  ;)
>
> -Matt
>
> [SNIP]
>
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