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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: ant 1.5.4 : Import
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2003 15:54:39 GMT
Conor MacNeill wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 07:19 pm, peter reilly wrote:
>>What are the issues with import.
>>I think we should write them down and deal with
>>them - it cannot be that difficult..
>>The difficult ones (manipulation of basebir etc)
>>we should explicitly defer to ant > 1.6.
> Not difficult but the issues are there.
> The renaming of overridden targets depends on project names but lots of 
> projects don't have names. I believe the name can be provided in the import 
> task to access overridden targets in unnamed projects and also to handle name 
> collisions. Probably would require creation of the parsing context in the 
> import task.

maybe projects should get a default name of their full filepath

> The basedir issue :-). I'd rather get it right in 1.6 than create a backward 
> compatibility issue down the track. Got enough of those to deal with already. 
> Import file resolution must be done relative to the basedir of the project 
> doing the import, regardless of whether that is the outermost project.


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