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From "Alex Boisvert" <>
Subject Re: Interactive Shell Support
Date Mon, 05 Jan 2009 23:00:32 GMT
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Daniel Spiewak <> wrote:

> Assaf's parametrized idea seems like the "proper" way to do this, but I
> don't like the syntax.  At least to my eye, shell:jirb is *much* nicer and
> more consistent with the "Buildr philosphy" than shell[jirb].  Besides, the
> former is marginally easier to type.

I feel the same way.   I'm curious to see if many Rake-based projects will
adopt this new convention.

> We could use your multiple-tasks idea without too much hardship in the
> implementation.  I've got all the providers in a Hash, so a simple .each {
> |lang, prov| define_task ... } should be sufficient.  I'm fine with doing
> it
> this way as long as y'all are ok with it.  :-)

One precedent I can think of is the form "buildr test:SomeTest", which I
like so I'm supportive of following our existing convention.


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