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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] The late stuff
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2001 12:39:00 GMT
At 02:21  26/4/01 +0200, Rob van Oostrum wrote:
>My master build file invokes my generic app build script passing the
>project name as a property. So the name of the property in the generic app
>script is${}

How about 

<target name="load-properties">
  <property file="settings.${}.proeprties"/>

Which loads from one of the files


Each file contains lines like

>I'm new to the DEV list, so could somebody explain to me what the argument
>is for not having it (other than "what's the point of having it?"). I'd be
>more than happy to help out on the development of this, if that's what
>it'll take.

I think it has been requested before (I think I may have even sent in
patches to get it aaaaages ago). However as it offers nothing but
syntactical candy and can lead to complex buildfiles it probably wont be


| "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind, |
| and proving that there is no need to do so - almost |
| everyone gets busy on the proof."                   |
|              - John Kenneth Galbraith               |

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