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From "Joe Schmetzer" <...@exubero.com>
Subject Re: Python implementation for Ant
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2007 11:19:46 GMT

On Wed, 7 February, 2007 11:01 am, Hans Schwaebli wrote:
> What do you think about the XML format used for writing Ant scripts? I
> don't like it.

Tastes vary. :-)

>   What about writing Ant scripts in a script language like Python or
> Jython instead of writing them in XML? I think it would be much more
> productive.
>
>   There seems to be a private project for this, but it is not official,
> not from Apache.

I don't know about Python, but there is a very well established build
system implementation in Ruby called Rake[1]. I have heard that it there
are a number of efforts that allow Java integration[2].

Cheers,
Joe

[1] http://rake.rubyforge.org/
[2]
http://blog.aslakhellesoy.com/articles/2006/12/18/building-java-with-jruby

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