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From "Chappell, Simon P" <>
Subject RE: Could Ant build scripts be compiled?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:48:40 GMT
With enough lines of code, you can do anything. This sounds like an interesting idea.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stirling, Scott []
>Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 9:37 AM
>Subject: Could Ant build scripts be compiled?
>Just a thought I've been holding onto for a while.
>Could we benefit from compiling Ant build scripts?  They would 
>load faster if the XML didn't have to be parsed.  They would 
>be less open to unwanted modification (if you ship build 
>scripts with a product, for example).  They might run faster, 
>although I'm not as sure about that.
>What would they be compiled down to?  I guess the best answer 
>would be, a Java class.  Ant would have to be able to load a 
>class rather than a build script for this to work.
>Any thoughts?
>Scott Stirling
>Workscape, Inc.
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