groan: installation

Per Bothner
Mon Nov 4 00:14:00 GMT 2002

Adam Megacz wrote:

> Ant is to make as c++ is to c.

Except that C++ is *less* verbose than C ...

XML has many useful attributes, but the syntax sucks.
(And of course XML per se is nothing but syntax ...)

Ant has one very major flaw from the point of GCJ:
It is implemented in Java.  Requiring a working implementation
of Java before you can build GCJ would complicate things.  It is
not a fundamental problem GNU Java is written in Java.  But that
does make building it more difficult.  I don't think any
potential benefits of Ant are likely to compensate for that.
(Of course someone could re-implement Ant in C.)
	--Per Bothner

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