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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: <available> / <condition> breaking immutability
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 06:33:34 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: <available> / <condition> breaking immutability



> Yes!  I knew this, but didn't think of it as a counter-argument to letting
> <tstamp> be immutable to DSTAMP, TSTAMP, and TODAY.  And actually, why
> aren't these just set automatically at the start of the build without
having
> to manually specify <tstamp>?!  :)   - this would actually make life a bit
> easier so you could specify other properties relying on a datestamp before
> the first <target> declaration rather than having to have an 'init' target
> do this for you.

makes sense, if they had names like ant.build.today, ant.build.tstamp. but
would they be inherited in <ant>?


> Boy, I sure am making a lot of work for myself, huh?!   Or stirring up
> trouble.

No more than anyone else.

-Steve

(*)hey, maybe, just maybe, we could make <tstamp> a sibling of target :-)


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