Suggestion: Make IDEA a great Ant editor


In my experience, using the built in IDEA project builder is a great
tool. I love it and would like to see it get better. At the same time,
Ant scripts are the lingua franca of software development today. I use
the Ant build window all of the time. But I notice that IDEA has
difficulty with nested Ant scripts. It doesn't understand the
relationship between ant scripts. Consequently when editing a nested
script, it highlights lots of errors that aren't.

Is there already a way to deal with this shortcoming? If not, I suggest
support for this feature. I think having a great Ant editor within IDEA
would be a very big drawing card for a product seeking ways to remain
ahead of the pack.

Does anyone know if there is an excellent plug-in for editing Ant scripts?


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