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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Possible Ant 1.7 alpha bug: property expansion.
Date Thu, 03 Jun 2004 07:45:51 GMT
On Wed, 02 Jun 2004, Jack J. Woehr <> wrote:

>      Ant should behave analagously to m4: recursively expand until
>      it either hits ground or an uninstantiated ${decorated} name.

And potentially break existing build files.

You can always write a PropertyHelper implementation of your own and
use that to implement any property expansion algorithm you like.  See
the proposal/embed section in Ant's CVS for PropertyHelpers that
evaluate (Jexl, JXPath) expressions inside ${}.


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