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From "Dave Pawson" <>
Subject Re: Any tool for ant build.xml file documentation
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:10:24 GMT
On 23/04/2008, Steve Loughran <> wrote:

>  Ant is namespace aware, it merely chooses not to ignore content in other
> namespaces, as it assumes they are tasks declared into a different
> namespace.

Kind of against the idea of namespace aware apps?
If you don't have a use for namespace X, ignore it.

>  Consider this, then, my gift to you:
>  <presetdef name="description" uri="" >
>         <echo level="debug" />
>  </presetdef>
>  you now get a description
>  <d:description>Main variable set</d:description>
>  which gets printed when you run
>  ant -debug

Nice. For debug. Thanks.

Not for other namespaced applications working on ant build files.
Documentation seems like a good use case.


Dave Pawson

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