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From "Luis Arias" <>
Subject Re: Ant
Date Sat, 11 Dec 1999 09:45:09 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: Craig R. McClanahan <>

> Another way to deal with this creative tension -- allow a project to
> a particular directory or Jar file as containing project-specific tasks.
> startup time, every Java class found here that implements Task would be
> auto-magically added to the available tasks within this project.  (I
> you' d have to allow Ant to compile them if necessary.)

This is a very cool idea, because it offers extensibility !  Some people
might write project-specific tasks that won't make it into the ant codebase
because they are not of general use.  Sounds like this would be a good way
to deal with that issue.

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