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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Ant Coding guidelines
Date Sat, 16 Feb 2002 00:41:07 GMT
To quote stephane, "I'm back on the topic of coding guidelines."

We have a few magic properties in the tool, like build.compiler and other
things, to change system behaviour.

I would like to propose that any more of these we create are prefixed with a
well known namespace, like



This would ensure that the addition of any new such magic properties would
not impact any build files which are not using properties in the build file
beginning with ant.

This would be the equivalent to the _ prefix in C for runtime functions and


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