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From ru...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:43:15 GMT


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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