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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ant 1.5.4 : Import
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2003 11:06:57 GMT
On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Antoine Levy-Lambert <>

> href should also support URLs But as DD pointed out, this is opening
> a pandora box.  If imported files are downloaded from an http server
> or from a jar file, there will be problems with properties, ...

I don't think I've understood this problem.  As only the outer file
has a basedir, <property file="...."/> will be resolved to the basedir
of the outer file, no URLs involved.

> 2) several components should be able to import the same build file
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> (Alexey Solofnenko)
> proja.xml
> import projb.xml
> import projc.xml
> projb.xml and projc.xml must be allowed to import both common.xml
> for instance

Where is the problem?

> ProjectHelper2 is complaining about such situations currently

So it should be fixed.

If we wanted to allow overriding of targets but no target renaming at
all, we'd simply ignore all targets that are already there while

Top-level tasks will appear twice, with or without a name attribute.

> 7) antreturn
> ------------

Is not related to <import>.

We've dismissed any such patches in the past, which doesn't mean we'll
dismiss it again.  But we should keep the discussions separate in
order to get this one finished.


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