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Re: Bug#268207: ITP: nant -- .NET build tool similar to Ant

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 10:23:43AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>   Description     : .NET build tool similar to Ant
>  NAnt is different.  Instead of a model where it is extended with
>  shell-based commands, NAnt is extended using task classes.  Instead of
>  writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML-based, calling
>  out a target tree where various tasks get executed.  Each task is run
>  by an object that implements a particular Task interface.

This description should be reworded; starting it with "NAnt is different"
gives no information (different from what? what does it really do?).

>  Granted, this removes some of the expressive power that is inherent in
>  being able to construct a shell command such as 'find . -name foo -exec
>  rm {}', but it gives you the ability to be cross-platform - to work
>  anywhere and everywhere. And hey, if you really need to execute a shell
>  command, NAnt has an task that allows different commands to be executed
>  based on the OS it is executing on.

I'd doubt arguing about how good the product is in this way ("and hey,")
is fitting for the package description. :-)

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