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From "James Cook" <>
Subject Ant 2.0 - Frantic: How are properties resolved?
Date Mon, 15 Jan 2001 04:03:52 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Donald []
> Well my main concern with your proposal that blocks me from supporting it
> is how you handle
> <echo message="Interpret ${this} at runtime" />

I handle it by determining the value of ${this} *at* runtime, when that task
is invoked, and without the use of proxies. Please explain what the
shortcomings of this approach are.

> The easiest way that has been suggested is via the use of proxies. The
> "everything is a task" approach gets exceeding complex and looses all it's
> intrinsic simplicity if proxies are used (see Ant1.x for an example). Thus
> I can't see any benefit unless you can think of a way other than proxies
> that the above can be done.

I have never advocated the use of proxies. I see them as heavy and
unnecessary for the benefits they bring.


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