> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Hatcher [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:00 PM
> To: Ant Users List; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: script documentation
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Markus Kohler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to support defining new
> Tasks just
> using
> > Java script(or any other supported scripting language).
> > I think that could be a very powerfull feature.
> You could define a <script> "task" within a standalone target (i.e. no
> depends clause) and <antcall> to it - which would in effect
> allow you to
> have re-usable script code that could be used just like a Task.
> So the power is there!

Yes. That's how I plan to doit now.

> Now just share anything slick you can do with it, as I've
> only seen useful
> one-liners in <script>.

Currently I'm calling  my own specific Java code for dumping information
that is
inside my jar file. It's not really usefull for general use.

Anyway I think it would be even cooler, if I could just define some New
Tasks using javascript, and with my limited knowledge about ANT's design, I
cannot see why this would be
difficult to support.


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