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From Brian Fox <bri...@infinity.nu>
Subject Re: [mojo-dev] Question about include vs includeGroupIds,includeArtifactIds
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:52:21 GMT
The original dependency plugin filtering syntax was intended for a 
different purpose. It was meant that you might filter only on group id 
and not a combination of all the fields.

Paul Gier wrote:
> I like the syntax that you chose using "includes" and "excludes" 
> containing a comma separated list of 
> "[groupId]:[artifactId]:[type]:[version]".  To me this is more 
> intuitive than separate fields for artifactIds, groupIds, and 
> classifiers.
>
> Although I would maybe add [classifier] also.
>
> Mark Hobson wrote:
>> 2009/4/16 Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com>:
>>> I've no issues with using excludes and not exclude
>>>
>>> of course the big issue I see is that all the goals in
>>> maven-dependency-plugin have different properties doing exactly the
>>> same thing!
>>>
>>> I have to say I like your syntax, as gives a way to specify a complete
>>> set with one execution.
>>>
>>> the other syntaxes are not as flexible....
>>>
>>> I guess I'm just looking for some "standard" way and a "standard name"
>>> for these "standard" ways
>>
>> The dependency:tree goal was written independently from the rest of
>> the maven-dependency-plugin and added later, hence the discrepancy.
>> I'm obviously biased as I also prefer my syntax :)  Perhaps see what
>> everyone else thinks and then we can move to a standard syntax.
>>
>> Mark
>>
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