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From Bill Burton <bi...@progress.com>
Subject Re: CPP like interface to Velocity
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2002 02:47:31 GMT
Hello,

didge wrote:
> I'm right now in the process of getting a project approved on sourceforge to
> host my code.  I'll update this list when it gets approved, hopefully this
> will only take a day or to.

Great!

> Bill, I hadn't ever really looked at the FilterReader, it seemed novel, so I
> implemented a FilterReader version, too.

Cool!  Yeah, FilterReader is a new feature in Ant 1.5 I believe.

-Bill

> didge
> 
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Bill Burton [mailto:billb@progress.com]
>>Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 12:44 PM
>>To: Velocity Users List
>>Subject: Re: CPP like interface to Velocity
>>
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>didge wrote:
>>
>>>I implemented a preprocessor using velocity as an ant task.  It
>>
>>allows you
>>
>>>to access properties defined on the command line as well as any ant
>>>properties you have set.  If you are interested, I will post the code.
>>
>>Yes, that sounds useful.
>>
>>Another idea is to implement an Ant FilterReader.  Then you can pre or
>>post process the generated output and also have all the power of the
>><copy> task including mappers, etc.  See
>>http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/manual/CoreTypes/filterchain.html for more
>>info.
>>
>>-Bill
>>
>>
>>>didge
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Cort Schaefer [mailto:cort@xmission.com]
>>>>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:14 PM
>>>>To: 'Velocity Users List'
>>>>Subject: RE: CPP like interface to Velocity
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>If you could use properties files instead of using the command like for
>>>>specifying your context objects, you might be able to use Texen
>>
>>out of the
>>
>>>>box.
>>>>
>>>>Cort
>>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Joshua.Levy@reasoning.com [mailto:Joshua.Levy@reasoning.com]
>>>>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:58 PM
>>>>To: velocity-user@jakarta.apache.org
>>>>Subject: CPP like interface to Velocity
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I was thinking of creating a simple velocity based
>>>>application, which could be used like a preprocessor.
>>>>Sort of like this:
>>>>
>>>>java Preprocessor -Dfoo -DBAR=baz file.txt >file.htm
>>>>
>>>>Internally, it would take file.txt as a template,
>>>>do a context.put("foo",new Boolean(true)) and a
>>>>context.put("BAR","baz") and write the result
>>>>to standard out.
>>>>
>>>>Does anyone know of such a thing already existing?
>>>>I'd love to reuse it.
>>>>
>>>>Joshua



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