> I am sure the world would be very happy with the most common java
> compilier making use of an abstract file system. If I was on the Ant
> team, I'd be falling over myself with happiness. (I thought there were
> a few Ant people on this list, but they seem quiet.)
I'm certainly extremely happy about it, just watching quietly :)
On the other hand, Ant tries to be very backwardly compatible - it'll almost certainly require 1.2.2 for Ant2, but I don't think we'd want to start requiring 1.5! For that reason, I suspect it won't become a core part of Ant for a long time, but it could certainly be useful for optional tasks.
In terms of the compiler aspect, I would imagine the Jasper team would be happier - no need to write out full .java files etc...