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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: if/unless Attributes
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:09:10 GMT
On 2009-09-24, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> <target if="${foo}"/>

> will only be executed if a property named ${foo} exists (unexpanded) -
> in Ant 1.7.1. and Ant 1.8.0 - or if expanding ${foo} returns something
> that equals Boolean.TRUE (Ant 1.8.0 only).

This part is false, I just re-read the code.  It will look up a property
named like the expansion of ${foo} - and it's been that way in 1.7.1 as

This doesn't change the rest of what I wrote, you'd still need
<target if="${foo}"/> if you wanted to skip a target if foo evaluated to


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