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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 17:23:09 GMT

Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Jan 2003, Nicola Ken Barozzi <> wrote:
>>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?
> Hey, I didn't say your use-case was invalid, quite the opposite is
> true IMHO.

I didn't intend it in fact. Mails tend to be too terse, I just wanted a 
counter use-case to understand better to weigh better pros and cons.

> The use-case would be similar to the case where you want your <copy>
> task to fail if a file to copy doesn't exist.

Ah, ok. Like "if a xml property file doesn't exist, fail, because I need 

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
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