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From "Wannheden, Knut" <>
Subject RE: override
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2003 15:08:25 GMT

> Indeed ;-) What you demoed Conor is precisely the use case I 
> need, which was
> very much inspired by Knut's past posts. I also like Knut's
> <override-target> name better, as it's more explicit.
> The one thing I'm not too sure about is the <override-property> and
> <override-path> ones... Why are these needed? Property 
> immutability is one
> tenet of Ant we shouldn't lightly consider.

For me it is useful, as I actually instantiate a template which I don't use
as a buildfile on its own anywhere.  Let's say I have a property called
"build-dir".  A project can now change that location using
<override-property> and still keep the same "compile" target.


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