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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: Properties in Ant
Date Sat, 29 Jan 2000 14:55:23 GMT wrote:
> Costin wrote:
> > No, it will not work - properties are replaced at parse time, it was a
> > hack (usefull I think). You can have run-time effect only if _every_ task
> > is modified to do a replace() on it's attributes before execute. ( that
> > was the reason the replace is now at parse time).
> I actually *like* the hack.  I view it very much like having wildcard
> expansion being done by the shell (as is the default for Unix) vs. having
> each appliction do it (the Windows approach).
> An option to turn it off could be useful, but knowing that it is done by
> default and in a consistent and standard way for all tasks is of great
> value.
> I'm with Stefano on the init task, and if we all agree, I'm willing to make
> the changes required across the jakarta and xml projects.

+1 on everything.


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