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From "Alan Santos" <asan...@exceloncorp.com>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 16:37:22 GMT
Thats what I was hoping you would say  :)


alan

----- Original Message -----
From: <rubys@us.ibm.com>
To: <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Ant Principles


>
>
> Alan Santos wrote:
> > oh. err... Do you consider the ${var},  the &entity;  or both
> > to be nonstandard and are looking to replace text-replacement
> > with something else?
>
> &entity; is standard and built into the parser.
>
> ${var} is a ant innovation that has been the subject of much confusion and
> debate.  The question that needs to be asked: are the added functions and
> flexibility it provides worth the added conceptual overhead?
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
>
>


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