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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Property stores (was Re: My itches for 1.6)
Date Tue, 16 Jul 2002 07:53:50 GMT
On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, <costinm@covalent.net> wrote:

> There are few things here. First, I would like to make the
> properties repository 'pluggable'.

Something like Grant in Commons?

> If ant is embeded in an application, it should be able to 'see'
> properties under the control of that application.  It is possible to
> have the app save all the properties in the project hashtable, but
> that's not the best solution IMHO.

OK.  You've got convinced me. +1

> With the 'dynamic properties' patch - you could use lazy evaluation.

OK as well.

> And of course, the whole ${property} mechanism will be more flexible
> and powerfull.

Why so?

> We already allow some scripting, and this can be extended to ${} as
> well. It is in a way similar with the EL in JSP or velocity.

I'd like to understand what kinds of scripting you want to allow here
and why you feel it is needed.

Stefan

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