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From Jesse Glick <>
Subject Re: <property file="..." prefix="..."/> what to expand?
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:54:03 GMT
On 06/17/2010 11:10 AM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> Ant 1.8.1 uses the prefix when
> expanding ${x} inside the file and thus expands ${foo.y} to "x" which
> makes sense in that it makes the property file self-contained.

When is this an advantage?

> There is an open bug report against 1.8.1 that wants the old behavior
> back <>.

Indeed, the 1.8.1 behavior looks like a bug to me.

>    (3) allow different behavior of the tasks and document it.

Probably recommend this. Don't know much about <loadproperties> but breaking the established
behavior of the widely used <property> task seems a bad idea.

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