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From Ken Wood <>
Subject Re: Questions on Ant
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:33:29 GMT
Sorry, it appears I misunderstood what the
test is testing for... sigh... 

Glenn McAllister wrote:
> Its actually "if prop1 is defined, then xxx will be executed."  It doesn't
> matter what the value is, the property just has to have a value.  What you
> may need to do is script a test of the two properties and set (or not) a
> third property that the target you want to execute depends on.
> Glenn McAllister
> Software Developer. IBM Toronto Lab, (416) 448-3805
> "An approximate answer to the right question is better than the
> right answer to the wrong question." - John W. Tukey
> Please respond to
> To:
> cc:
> Subject:  Re: Questions on Ant
> Well,
> What Ken suggests seems to be a kind of hack (even if it'd worked as he
> suppose). Am I right there's no "right" way to do what I need? Maybe it
> makes sense to modify so that a target could take a list of
> comma-separated properies names and check whether all of them are true?
> Max
> P.S. BTW, Ken says "if prop1 is true, xxx will be executed". Is it really
> so or "prop1" should simply be set regardless of its value?
> Thanks again,
> Max

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