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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] workspace/subbuild issues
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2001 00:03:41 GMT
At 12:36  18/4/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>Well can you give me your view of a workspace? My concern, which I raised
>the first time round is that a target within a build file is not isolated.
>It is part of an environment which includes the properties, filesets, etc
>defined within that build file. If I can depend on a target within another
>build file, how do the properties get defined? 

same as they do currently

>What are the scoping rules?

same as they are for ant-call/hierarchical anting or as per AntFarm.

>This can be a major problem if you try to link two build files (by a target
>dependency), which have property name collisions, which will be quite
>common due to use of conventions (src.dir, for example).

Youd should read AntFarms proposal as it addressed all these questions.



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