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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: <loadfile>, ant 2
Date Sun, 24 Feb 2002 15:40:05 GMT
From: "Steve Loughran" <steve_l@iseran.com>

> From the ant 2 guidelines
>
> >* add an attribute to <property> to read in an entire file as the
> >  value of a property.
> >
> >  [will need more discussion because of vote by Peter Donald]
> >
> >  [REJECTED - veto by Peter Donald]
>
> Peter, do you remember why you rejected this? Was it the principle of the
> thing, or just yet more <property> overloading that was niggling you?
>
> If it was a principle thing then my little <loadfile> addition needs to be
> stared hard at before it makes it to a shipping build. Personally I find
it
> powerful and handy, but that could be bias.

Steve:
Peter had actually proposed a syntax similar to <loadfile>
when he rejected this request.  He had named it <file-property>
See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=ant-dev&m=98521828326148&w=2

>
> -steve

Cheers,
Magesh



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