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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2000 02:03:28 GMT
> Unfortunately, if you use platform-specific file separators, your build.xml
> doesn't work on all platforms. If you mandate a standard file representation
> for Ant, any characters you choose will probably be a pain for someone, but
> at least you can build cross-platform. (In the extremely unlikely case that,
> e.g. the path separator was ; and a filename included ;, you would use
> character escaping: \; )

Actually, in the draft copy of the ant document that I'm about to post,
I think we have a workable solution that only gets platform specific if
somebody specifies a lettered drive root on a windows platform.


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