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From <cost...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSE] task parameters that are only supplied when a property is defined
Date Sat, 09 Mar 2002 08:06:28 GMT
On Sat, 9 Mar 2002, Darrell DeBoer wrote:

> Hi
> 
> On Sat, 9 Mar 2002 16:15, costinm@covalent.net wrote:
> > If you use $!{name}, ant will certainly not touch it - and your task
> > can do it's own substitution.
> 
> This is not *quite* true. If you use "$!{name}", ant will strip the "$", so 
> you'll see "!{name}" as the value. (This is because ant strips all single "$" 
> characters without warning, unless they are part of a "${...}" construct.) 
> You'll need to use "$$!{name}" instead.

That's strange. 

Any problem in fixing this ? I checked the manual and it doesn't say you
have to double $$ ( or I couldn't find that ), and $ is a valid character
for an attribute. If this is true, we certainly need to fix it.

Costin



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