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From Michael Ludwig <>
Subject Re: Reset BuildNumber
Date Thu, 07 May 2009 22:04:14 GMT
Francis Galiegue schrieb am 07.05.2009 um 23:03:44 (+0200):
> Le Thursday 07 May 2009 22:41:18 Michael Ludwig, vous avez écrit :

Thank you all for your quick response.

> > *
> >   The download link points to sources for cpptasks.jar.

On ,
I clicked on the wrong link. Silly me.

> And that's where make is at the same time better and worse: make can
> "make" full use of whatever utilities are available on a Unix
> platform, and such a feat would have been MUCH shorter to achieve with
> make and the appropriate tools. OTOH, make is a Unix "legacy" tool and
> pretty much assumes a Unix environment and all its goodies (spell:
> printf, find, cp, tr, expr, sed, seq, and yes, even the goold old cp,
> which is much more powerful for some tasks than anything ant, and
> others... And, of course, the shell and all of its programming
> abilities, which ant doesn't match at the moment) and won't work well
> on non Unix-like environment, unlike ant.

Well, the shell. Obviously, the shell isn't cross-platform.

But Ant is an unlikely creature, given that cross-platform tools such as
Perl and Python were around then, and well established. But then, Perl
and Python aren't Java.

Or weren't. Nowadays, there's Jython. And Jerl:

Michael Ludwig

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