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From Simeon Fitch <>
Subject Re: OS detection: am I missing the obvious?
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2000 13:28:39 GMT
Has there been any talk of a more direct approach,
i.e. boolean evaluations in the "if" attributes? I'm
not necessarily arguing for or against it, I'm just
wondering what people's thorughts have been on this,
particularly given that Ant builts will often have to
have platform specific components in them.


--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> >>>>> "JH" == John Hempe <> writes:
>  JH> But this doesn't work because Available
> checking is obviously
>  JH> being done before the touch,
> This is Ant 1.2alpha, 1.1 or even prior to that,
> right?
> Before Ant 1.2alpha2 some tasks have been special in
> that they
> actually did their job at parser time instead of
> runtime, available
> was one of those.
> The solution to your problem then is, upgrade to the
> latest released
> version.
> Stefan

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