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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Semantics of <ant> (was: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:44:49 GMT
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Jose Alberto Fernandez <>

> (1) deprecate "dir" attribute, it is too confusing. Deprecation
> message asks to use "basedir" param element instead. Implement using
> antfile and <param name="basedir" ../>.

dir does the same a "basedir" param would do, I don't see any
immediate need to drop support for it.  I'd like to resolve antfile
relative to the current project's basedir instead of the dir attribute
in Ant2, though.

> (3) "inheritAll" should not affect the resolution of "basedir" or
> "ant.file". It makes little sense IMHO to link this two.

My preferred solution: Drop inheritAll in Ant2.


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