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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2000 02:05:30 GMT
> Why can't the file seperators in the xml file be specified using
> ${file.separator} instead of having a standard file separator.

We're going to drop ${...} syntax. Besides, putting in even ${/} isn't
very natural. Especially if we find a set of rules that works (which I
think we might have now).

> It isn't pretty, but it is portable.  I don't know how to solve the drive
> addressing though.

Drive addressing is pretty much intractable.

> FYI.. I also started using a free obfuscator called RetroGuard (open source) and
> it can be called during the build process and seems to work well.  I Thought
> that some people may want to give it a go if they haven't already.

Thanks for the pointer. I didn't realize that there was an OSS


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