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From Chris.Cl...@vodafone.nl
Subject Persistent global properties - are they going to be available?
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:03:50 GMT
I have made a couple of tasks that allow you to read/write properties to a
property file, in a central place, so the properties are available between
different
processes, and also are global.

Is there any facility such as this planned for Ant?

Description:

The following task will set the property 'testProperty' under topic
'testTopic', storing it in
a central property file.

<SetProperty topic="testTopic" name="testProperty" value="BOOYASHAH" />

To retrieve the property as an ant property, you could use the following
task:

<GetProperty topic="testTopic" name="testProperty" />

Then this request would echo the value of the property.

<echo message="${testTopic:testProperty}" />

You can also retrieve the property and store it to an ant property under a
different name:

<GetProperty topic="testTopic" name="testProperty" to="testAlias" />

Then this request would echo the value of the property.

<echo message="${testAlias}" />


The major difference, is that the properties are persistent, so you can read
and set them across
multiple processes, projects and tasks.



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