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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Expanding ${} constructs for all attributes
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2000 10:00:13 GMT
Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:

> While I won't block such a move I think it is possibly an example of
> flexability syndrome mentioned a few days ago. Can you think of any
> *good* use case for changing the value of either name or default
> attributes of project or name attribute of target?

Not really. I do see valid use cases for setting project's basedir
based on user.home for example.

> I see much much danger in evaluating depends attributes.

If we were going to expand them at runtime that is, right. Actually I
was proposing to expand them at parser time - should have been
clearer.

> Besides the fact that has been asked for can you think of any good
> reasons to include it?

Consistency.

Stefan

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