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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] srcFile to echo
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2001 08:06:14 GMT
From: "Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com>

>
> I had this irresistible urge to print the output of a program to the
screen.
>
> This patch adds a srcFile attribute to Echo; if set the source file is
read
> in (default encoding) and replaces the message test,.

+1

> I am not actually sure if this is the best approach. A more general
purpose
> approach would be to have
>
> <loadfile name="foo" srcFile="somefile.txt" /> and have the property bound
> to the contents of the file.
>
> Echoing then becomes <echo message="${foo}"/>

+1

The former does not hinder development of the latter.  Some might
prefer to just display the file and forget about it instead of loading it
up in memory as a property.

Cheers,
Magesh




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