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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Scope of Types
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2001 16:08:26 GMT
At 04:44 PM 6/5/01 +0100, Jose Alberto Fernandez wrote:
>> From: Peter Donald [mailto:donaldp@apache.org]
>>
>> >How can I pass a type-value as a parameter to <ant*> I
>> probably do not want
>> >to have to declare the value since I do not want a binding
>> created on the
>> >calling project.
>>
>> As datatype instances are just properties, you pass like any
>> other property.
>>
>> <ant ... >
>>   <param name="blah" value="${my.fancy.new.fileset.instance}" />
>> </ant>
>>
>
>What I meant to ask was whether is is possible to pass a value without
>declaring a property in the CALLER project with that value.
>
>  <ant ...>
>	<param name="myProp" value="3"/> <!-- I do not need to define a prop -->
>	<param name="filesetvalue" >
>	  <fileset ....> <!-- I want to be able to use a locally defined fileset
>                            like I can do on the <javac> task, for
>example -->
>	</param>
>  </ant>
>
>That is what I would like to get solved.

It would be easy to implement (assuming we have a DataType interface). Not
sure if it is a good idea though. I suppose it could be useful if you had a
large number of ant-calls.

Cheers,

Pete

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