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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Mass changes to various projects under Ant umbrella - should we be doing it?
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:18:34 GMT
On 2018-04-12, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:

> 2018-04-12 14:39 GMT+00:00 Stefan Bodewig <>:

>> On 2018-04-11, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:

>>> XMLCatalogTest is an example of unit tests complicated by root property.

>> Actually, the test even passes if you remove the line using the property
>> as long as your current working directory is Ant's basedir :-)

> What is the reason of having and/or keeping the property, anyway?

Running the test when your current working directory is not the root of
the Ant source tree. I don't know who does so, but it has been something
somebody needed some time ago (and took the time to make it
possible). Right now I don't see any reason to stop supporting that.


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