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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: local properties
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2004 17:17:56 GMT

1. I like the implementation simplicity of Jose's solution. We chould 
check it in now and see how well it works in practice, with the warnign 
we can pull it right up to the moment Ant1.7.0 ships.

2. I also like the conceptual model of <local> for anyone experienced in 
using local variables. It does introduce a lot of changes all the way 
through the runtime. I dont think anything that is defined before the 
local gets in there should be shadowed incidentally, as if the macro 
goes on to call <ant > into some other target, I may want that other 
target's declarations overriden on the command lline or in a properties 

Regarding nesting of property resolution, which is also on that thread 
${${b}.c} this reminds me too much of pointers. If we want something 
like that, lets have a hashtable-like syntax



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