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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Added "" property
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:43:57 GMT
On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 00:31, Kyle Adams wrote:
> > Why can't you grab this from the listener interface? (Which is the
> > recomended way of doing this sorta stuff).
> I could, but it seemed inconsistent that Ant has an internal property
> defining the project name (, but no internal property to
> define the target name (  I felt the patch addressed an
> inconsistency in Ant's design (albeit a minor one).

I have lobbied (unsucessfully) to remove that inconsistancy by removing the property ;) Feel free to throw in your support for that move 

> > Most people who ask for it want it so that they can implement dynamic
> > templating.
> I'm not sure I follow you here.  Dynamic templating how?  I guess I've
> always associated dynamic templating with XSLT, probably because that's the
> way I do it :-)

The more I think about it the more I like XSLT for this but many people 
disagree and believe ant should natively have mutable properties, 
forall/foreach tasks, if tasks, return values from targets ... etc. Ie they 
believe that ant should become a scripting language ;)



I just hate 'yes' men, don't you Smithers?

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