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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2003 09:04:34 GMT

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Jan 2003, Nicola Ken Barozzi <> wrote:
>>Actually I think that it fixes a bug, rather than be a RFE, since it
>>aligns behaviour with the normal property task.
> The same has been said about <ant>'s inheritall="false", but still
> we've kept the "buggy" behavior as the default.


I don't see though what feature can be attained from "relying" on the 
XmlProperty failing for file not existing. Can you please post a 
use-case to compare with mine?

     Apache Ant own build file

    Copyright (c) 2000-2003 The Apache Software Foundation.  All rights

<project default="main" basedir=".">

   <!-- Give user a chance to override without editing this file
        (and without typing -D each time it compiles it) -->
   <property file=""/>
   <property file="${user.home}/"/>

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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