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From Ken Gentle <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs ExecTa
Date Fri, 25 Jul 2003 18:04:58 GMT
Take UNIX-like shell variables, soft-links, mount-points and a few other 
things, munge them into a hierarchical structure and you'll have an 
approximation of a VMS Logical Name.

Basically, if the OS (or system call) gets a path that doesn't correspond 
to a physical device name, directory and file, it does a "logical name 
translation" on the path, recursively, until it resolves to a mounted 
device, directory, and file.

There are, of course, a multitude of other uses for logical names, but that 
is probably the primary one of interest to ant.


At 12:56 2003-07-25, you wrote:
>Wannheden, Knut wrote:
>>Thanks for applying the patch so fast!
>>Meanwhile I've been working on adding support for VMS logicals.  This is a
>>bit tricky, because a logical can have multiple values and it can also be
>>defined in multiple tables.  Additionally the output from SHOW LOGICAL can't
>>just be read in as on Unix and Windows, it needs to be parsed a little bit.
>>Also this just requires changes to (and the <property> task
>What is a logical?
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