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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: Can Ant know ANT_HOME?
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 10:16:28 GMT
Jesse Glick wrote:

> Stefan Bodewig wrote re. ${ant.home}:
>> Keep in mind that it is our wrapper script that sets the property.
  It is actually set by as well if not already set.


>> If you launch ant any other way (IDE, script of your own, embedded), 
>> there is no guarantee that it will be defined.
> As an example, the NetBeans IDE does define it as of version 3.6 
> (previously it did not). But other environments could well choose not 
> to use the distribution layout at all. Since I have noticed that a 
> common use for it is to find ant.jar (e.g. to compile new tasks, 
> without making assumptions about the JVM startup classpath), I filed 
> RFE #21856. But that would not help in Steve Cohen's case.
> -J.

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