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taskdef in ant

 
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I have used taskdef to write my own task in ant. By mistake I forgot to extend
Task class, which I suppose is mandatory for creating our own task.
Yet everything worked fine, the execute method was called successfully and all the operations were performed as required.
Also please note that the taskdef class did not extend any other class.

So I guess, the advantage of extending Task comes only if you need to use the instance variable like project,target,location... is it?
 
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Yes, it's explained in the following tutorial, at "Deriving from Ant's Task" :
http://ant.apache.org/manual/tutorial-writing-tasks.html
 
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Thanks Satou for the link.

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This might be the case.The ant runner might not be checking whether the custom task extends Task or not and simply executes the execute method in that.

You will start facing problems when you want to use something from ant ProjectComponent class ,which is essential for advanced custom tasks.
 
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