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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: PropertyHelper thoughts
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:51:01 GMT
On 6/22/07, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> > Funnily enough I did restrict Properties to Strings
> > and all the tests passed.  :)
> You mean I didn't write a unit test when I fixed Bugzilla Issue 904?
> OK, what can I say? hmm, trying to come up with a cheap excuse, March
> 2001, ah yes, Ant 2 and all that.  I must have been too busy with
> politics.
> Actually your change would be totally unrelated to the bug in question
> which involved Ant assuming that System properties were all strings
> when copying them over to the Ant properties.

Did I say that I want Ant properties to be Strings only?

For System properties which are not Strings, they could be either (1)
ignored, with a warning or not, and (2) pushed in the reference map
instead (which a warning or not).

But for Ant properties, they should *always* be Strings!!! ;-) --DD

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