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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Ant
Date Sat, 11 Dec 1999 13:45:24 GMT
Luis Arias wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Craig R. McClanahan <>
> > Another way to deal with this creative tension -- allow a project to
> declare
> > a particular directory or Jar file as containing project-specific tasks.
> At
> > startup time, every Java class found here that implements Task would be
> > auto-magically added to the available tasks within this project.  (I
> suppose
> > 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.

Yes, I like extensibility too, but right now, Costin and I are facing
the worst cases of bulding complexity with Tomcat and Cocoon, being them
heavily connected with other stuff (in tomcat is even worse since much
of this is native).

So, I welcome the "taskpath" idea, but it's not a high priority on my

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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