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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 1918] - Target element description attribute does not support ${name}
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2001 17:16:52 GMT
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1918

*** shadow/1918	Sun May 27 13:55:34 2001
--- shadow/1918.tmp.23106	Wed Jul  4 10:16:51 2001
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*** 2,11 ****
  | Target element description attribute does not support ${name}              |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  |        Bug #: 1918                        Product: Ant                     |
! |       Status: NEW                         Version: Nightly build           |
! |   Resolution:                            Platform: PC                      |
! |     Severity: Normal                   OS/Version:                         |
! |     Priority:                           Component: Core                    |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
  |  Reported By: ggregory@seagullsw.com                                       |
--- 2,11 ----
  | Target element description attribute does not support ${name}              |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  |        Bug #: 1918                        Product: Ant                     |
! |       Status: RESOLVED                    Version: Nightly build           |
! |   Resolution: WONTFIX                    Platform: PC                      |
! |     Severity: Normal                   OS/Version: All                     |
! |     Priority: High                      Component: Core                    |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
  |  Reported By: ggregory@seagullsw.com                                       |
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*** 39,42 ****
  
  Not very interesting.
  
! Gary
--- 39,76 ----
  
  Not very interesting.
  
! Gary
! 
! ------- Additional Comments From glennm@apache.org  2001-07-04 10:16 -------
! Hmm... lets think about property expansion in descriptions.  Why do 
! you want it?  Nominally, to reflect what is happening in the target based on
! what are effectively parameters to the target.  What happens when I 
! have
! 
! <property name="funky.stuff" value="use your imagination" />
! <property name="sucker" value="someone you don't like" />
! 
! <target name="do_this" description="Do ${funky.stuff} to ${sucker}.">
!   ...
! </target>
! 
! <target name="call_do_this">
!   <antcall target="do_this">
!     <param name="funky.stuff" value="throw chickens at" />
!     <param name="sucker" value="your boss" />
!   </antcall>
! </target>
! 
! with ant -projecthelp you get
! 
!   do_this     Do use your imagination to someone you don't like
! 
! but in reality you mean
! 
!   do_this     Do throw chickens at to your boss
! 
! 
! Ok, the English grammer sucks, but you get the point.  I'd argue that having the
! property names unexpanded in the description are more useful than 
! having the potentially incorrect information - at least you know which
! properties are involved in the target.

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