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Subject BugRat Report #223 has been filed.
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2000 14:13:14 GMT
Bug report #223 has just been filed.

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REPORT #223 Details.

Project: Ant
Category: Feature Requests
SubCategory: New Feature
Class: feature
State: received
Priority: low
Severity: non-critical
Confidence: public
   Release: 1.1
   JVM Release: 1.3.0beta_refresh
   Operating System: Linux-Mandrake
   OS Release: 7.1
   Platform: Intel SMP

Ability to represent arguments as a hierarchy of arglist/args

Currently the argument support for Ant is only as attributes of an element. The problem here
is that it is impossible to specify an argument to the java task which contains a space. This
is because the attribute value is tokenized on the space character. My proposal is to provide
an alternative specification of this similar to the way PATH like values can be specified.
For example:

<java ....>
    <arg>Something with a space</arg>

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