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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: ant.version - user or system property?
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2001 07:49:40 GMT
On Sat, 20 Oct 2001, David Sitsky <> wrote:

> Why is this a user property, rather than just a property?

So that you cannot change it with <property> as it is a "constant" for
each and every build process.

> If this is correct, could somebody explain to me what the
> differences are betwen a user property and an ordinary property?

User properties are all system properties and those properties that
have been defined on the command line (or nested <property>s if
invoked from <ant>).  They are designed to be even less mutable than
"normal" properties 8-)


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