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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Why Properties became immutable
Date Tue, 25 Jul 2000 14:18:28 GMT
>>>>> "RV" == Roger Vaughn <> writes:

 RV> So, I would suggest these things: - If the property task is to
 RV> remain a taskdef, evaluate it at runtime, with mutability and all
 RV> that entails.  Otherwise, change the DTD to clarify - perhaps
 RV> elevate property defs to parallel target defs (which leaves room
 RV> for NO misunderstanding).

Actually <property> already is at the same level as <target>. I now
regret we didn't take the full swing to forbid placing them inside of

If we go back to mutable properties and make the ${} expansion happen
at runtime, this is a different issue.


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