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From Hans Schwaebli <>
Subject RE: Python implementation for Ant
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:56:02 GMT
Maybe you would start thinking about it if you would see a comparsion how build scripts looks
like with XML and how they would look like in Jython... And don't forget the effect of habit
on opinion. For example the QWERTY layout was invented to slow down typing because the typewriters
damaged if two keys have been pressed too fast after each other. Nowadays we still use that
ineffective keyboard layout although the original reason no longer applies. You see?

"Anderson, Rob (Global Trade)" <> wrote: > -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans Schwaebli [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 3:01 AM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Python implementation for Ant
> What do you think about the XML format used for writing Ant 
> scripts? I don't like it.
>   What about writing Ant scripts in a script language like 
> Python or Jython instead of writing them in XML? I think it 
> would be much more productive.
>   There seems to be a private project for this, but it is not 
> official, not from Apache.

I have no issues with XML. It seems to work well for me. It is easy to
read, understand, and maintain build files in XML format. I have no
desire to change the way I am currently writing build files.

-Rob Anderson

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