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From "James Duncan Davidson" <dun...@x180.com>
Subject Re: Some thoughts about runtime evaluation of properties
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2000 21:02:55 GMT
on 7/26/00 1:20 PM, Ken Liu at kliu@auctionlogic.com wrote:

> That's an interesting point that you subtly make.  A <property> looks like a
> task and feels like a task, but it really isn't one.  The <property> "task"
> is the only task that changes the state of the ant system, right?  That may
> (or may not) be confusing to a user...

Why sound it feel like a task -- it should be one level higher than a task.

<project>
  <help/> (!)
  <property/>
  <property/>
  <target>
    <task/>
    <task/>
  </target>
</project>

> 
> Ken
> 
> 
>> had a fixed value, constructed from the value build.dir had when this
>> task (if you want to call <property> a task) was executed.
>> 
>> Stefan
>> 
> 


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