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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject Re: <available> / <condition> breaking immutability
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 21:49:05 GMT
From: "Bruce Atherton" <>

> Thanks for that. Your solution would indeed be fine in this case.
Your welcome.

> What I am really arguing, though, is that there are good reasons to allow 
> the system to produce values that change. <tstamp> is one example, but as 
> Ant progresses there will be others.

Here you are talking to a brick wall ;-)

I am one of the most stringent believers in property inmutability. 8-)
I think it is the right thing and it should be enforced FORCEFULLY.

I have advocated for some additional control structures which I think 
may be used to solve most of the problems trying to use mutability.

ANT is (or should be) a declarative language. the most we deviate from it 
the worst it is going to get.

Jose Alberto

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