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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] srcFile to echo
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2001 16:49:10 GMT

From: "Stefan Bodewig" <>

> Peter's gonna kill you 8-)

> When we discussed this for Ant2 (it is on the list), 
> his point was (and he's right BTW) that we're already 
> overloading <property> too much.  Adding a nested 
> element to property may be something different.

I was't aware...  Should make it a point to search the 
archives before replying...

I don't mind it being a new task(?) altogether, but it 
just seemed logical to me to overload from the user's 
point of view.  In the absence of specific types of 
properties, I felt that we needn't have multiple ways to 
define a property (when in a straight forward manner, of 
course).  For example,

<property name="foo" expr="3+5"/>

would be consistent with what the user is used to 
instead of

<expr name="foo" eval="3+5"/>, to set the property foo.

All IMHO, of course.


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