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From "Scott M Stark" <>
Subject Re: Path & dir separators (was Re: Ant Principles)
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2000 19:15:42 GMT
> As stated previously, I see no need in us defining how files or directories
> syntacticly should be defined, let do the work for us.
This I strongly agree with as I have found at lease one bug in the handling of String
paths in Ant(bugID 172) . The only time a Java program should be dealing with
Strings rather than Files is when the File object is not adequate. I rarely find this
to be the case.

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