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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Relative FileSet?
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2001 06:18:35 GMT
Peter Janes <> wrote:

> I've thought about "fixing" the core to produce relative paths, and
> adding a boolean attribute (relative="true|false"?) at appropriate
> points to describe the way this is handled, but I doubt anyone is
> comfortable with modifying the code this fundamentally.

Furthermore, all tasks that use a setXXX(File) method rely on Ant's
behavior, it is not a bug but a feature - as it ensures that all
relative paths in your build file get interpreted relative to your
project's basedir.


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