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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] some diffs to ExecTask
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2001 08:22:34 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donald" <peter@apache.org>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 2:30 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] some diffs to ExecTask


> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001 17:22, Steve Loughran wrote:
> > I'm dont want to commit these until people have had a look at the
changes
> > and are happy with them.
> >
> > Apart from some tabs to spaces conversion , the two big changes here are
> >
> > 1. you can specify a resultproperty that saves the result value into an
> > (undefined) property. Obviously only of relevance if failonerror=false
>
> Whats the use case of this? Is it just a work around for limitations of
ants
> error handling behaviour?

Someone else has asked for this too, its an open bug
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4345

Again, for adaptive failure, though the use case given could use a mail
logger instead.

While we are at it, I see someone has filed a feature req, for exec to
handle input from a file/property too. Again, some interesting use cases
could be covered here, especially related to a x-platform way of dealing
with apps that expect user input of some form or other.

-steve


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