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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Handling of dollar-signs
Date Tue, 08 May 2001 09:59:10 GMT
Nico Seessle <nico@seessle.de> wrote:

> Does anyone know why ProjectHelper#replaceProperties does this?:

No, sorry.  Historical reasons 8-)

> what would be wrong with including the $-sign in the output also?

Breaking old build files that use $$ to escape the second one.

Your alternative ($$ -> $ and $* -> $* for all * that are not $) would
probably work but is even less easy to explain.  "Why does Ant swallow
my second $ sign?"

We could change that for Ant2, I guess.

Stefan

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