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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] srcFile to echo
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2001 21:38:25 GMT

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From: "Magesh Umasankar" <>
To: "Ant Developers List" <>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] srcFile to echo

>>On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 Diane Holt wrote :
>> Change "name" to "property", and it's now consistent

>Fair enough.  +1 for <loadfile property="foo" srcfile="somefile.txt"/>


I am happy with this, and happy that it is not under <property>.  One
question: encoding?

We could have an encoding parameter; default to UTF8 for the sake of
consistency with build files themselves. Or default to local? hmmm. My
preference is UTF8. If the user has an alternative, it could be stated

<loadfile property="build.compiler" srcfile="somefile.txt"
encoding="MacDingbat" />
<loadfile property="build.compiler2" srcfile="somefile.txt" encoding="local"

Of, course, there is no IANA name for "local"; that would have to be a


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