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Subject RE: Re: <exec> problem with exit value
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2001 14:16:31 GMT
+10000000 on that!


-----Original Message-----
From: glenn []
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 8:23 AM
To: ant-dev
Cc: glenn
Subject: Re: <exec> problem with exit value

Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:

> This issue, just brings back to the front one of my old misgivings 
about the
> way <ant> works. The idea that all the properties from the calling 
> are inherited and inmutable in the called project seem to be wrong.
> I have no problem on having the caller's properties be as default 
values in
> the callee, but the callee should be able to set the values to 
locally. The
> only exception to these being values passed in the <property> 
> which clearly should take presedence.
> Without these behavior, one would be force to know about all the 
> of all the subprojects in my big project in order to not reuse some 
> name already used LOCALLY in some subproject.

This is not a small concern.  On one project I had *hundreds* of <ant> 
with nested property elements, repeatedly calling about a dozen 
I had to be aware of all the properties I was using in the subprojects 
to not
use them in the "master" project.


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