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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 9231] - P4Counter should not mutate properties
Date Wed, 22 May 2002 07:43:35 GMT
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P4Counter should not mutate properties





------- Additional Comments From j_a_fernandez@yahoo.com  2002-05-22 07:43 -------
Sorry for the delay on this response but I was out of net connection.
I see no merit on Les argument about an external program changing the counter 
in the middle of the build. If that where the case, no matter how often one 
runs this task there is always the posibility the value will be wrong.

The only limitation here is that if you run the task 10 times you would have to 
use either 10 different properties OR doit from within an <antcall> which 
resets the value when one goes out of the scope. 

With respect to Erik comment about backward compatibility, I just have to say 
that I hope committers were more strict one the assesment of contributed tasks 
and whether they follow the rules that were decided. Several times we have been 
at the same point where the answer is: "Ups, we did not notice before the 
release, too late now, we are screwed for life". And then Stefan has to come up 
with a complete new machinery for parameter properties just because of one 
misbehaved task. We dig ourselves deeper and deeper.

For the ANT2 team, I hope that you guys will review these and other tasks and 
make them stick to the rules (whatever they are from ANT2) no backward 
compatibility argument there. In the mean time can someone please at least 
deprecate Project.setProperty().

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