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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject attribute names
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2001 07:12:48 GMT
One of the ant-2 goals is
    "Use a consistent naming scheme for attributes across all tasks. "

Given that, what should the naming scheme be for new tasks created now, on
the way to ant 2? In particular, what makes good names for

source file : srcFile is common, 'source' or 'src' sometimes
        found, File crops up sometimes
destination file:
    destFile is common, file also crops up sometimes, now tofile.

In ant1.5alpha we now use File for the output of zip/jar/war, and tofile for
the new gzip task.

I think they should all unify, and that either gzip should picks up the
"file" attribute or all these tasks move to "destFile", that being
consistent with other, before these new attribute names get out into the


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