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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject RE: pointer to half-hearted official MS.NET ant-ish tool
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2003 22:51:18 GMT
Not directly related, but I recently read that Maven similarly moved away
from relative path to use absolute paths. They apparently prefix ${basedir}
explicitly everywhere. I'm not following the dev forum, but thought the
parallel was worth mentioning. --DD

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Loughran [] 
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 7:07 PM
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: pointer to half-hearted official MS.NET ant-ish tool

The amusing things is the tool

(a) requires fully qualitifed paths everywhere

"Fully qualified paths are more flexible than relative ones, but at the
expense of being cumbersome."

heh? relative paths is the key to cross-system portability.

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