BugRat Report # 223

Project: Ant Release: 1.1
Category: Feature Requests SubCategory: New Feature
Class: feature State: received
Priority: low Severity: non-critical
Confidence: public

Submitter: _Anonymous ( anonymous-bug@cortexity.com )
Date Submitted: Oct 6 2000, 09:12:33 CDT
Responsible: Z_Ant Alias ( ant-bugs@cortexity.com )

Synopsis:
Ability to represent arguments as a hierarchy of arglist/args
Environment: (jvm, os, osrel, platform)
1.3.0beta_refresh, Linux-Mandrake, 7.1, Intel SMP

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Report Description:
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: Something with a space ... -Djava.ext.dirs=/classes

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