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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISC] ${} expansion for data types
Date Thu, 31 May 2001 12:20:47 GMT
At 02:06 PM 5/31/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> I don't see conversion requiring information in the way you portray
>> it. We would only have one converter for FileSet->String and the
>> user should have zero choice in how it is laid out (It will be the
>> pair of String->FileSet conversion).
>
>You are aware that we couldn't decide on a format for the FileSet ->
>String conversion when we talked about it the first time 8-)

nope ;)

>The most common use I see for a FileSet to String conversion is in the
>context of <exec> and <java> like tasks. There is no hard rule to
>apply which format is best as different tools will need different
>delimters - and only the one writing the build file can chose the
>correct one.

Then we have a task  to convert between path
representations/serializations.  There was actually a request for such a
task just today so users could swap between unix/win32 path regardless of
platform.

Cheers,

Pete

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