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From "Alan Santos" <asan...@exceloncorp.com>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:32:22 GMT

oh. err... Do you consider the ${var},  the &entity;  or both to be
nonstandard and are looking to replace text-replacement with something else?

alan


----- Original Message -----
From: <rubys@us.ibm.com>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: Ant Principles


>
>
> Alan Santos wrote:
> >Why not just use entity references?  XML (and a parser) provide the
> required
> >functionality and there would have been less code to maintain. (i.e. the
> >code to do ${} replacement).
>
> It is increasingly becoming my opinion that we should move away from a
> non-standard string substitution mechanism, and find reasonable
> alternatives for any missing functionallity that is required.
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
>
>


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