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How and Why to create Custom Ant Tasks - Extend IBM Rational Application Developer functionality by invoking Eclipse APIs from Ant tasks
This article describes how to create custom Ant tasks within IBM Rational® Application Developer, which is built on the Eclipse platform. It also explains why you might want or need to do so. The example in this article provides a useful function not currently available in the integrated development environment (IDE): a custom Ant task that you can use to delete all generated files marked as derived.