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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Import basedir
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2003 21:15:33 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> One thing that we would appreciate is the possibility of prefixing all
> imported properties-tasks-classpaths-etc (all things created in the
> import) with something to prevent clashes. Maybe namespace?

If we want to keep it simple - no :-)

It seems most people believe import will be used only with files
specifically written for import - if this is the case, and they are able
to deal with the importing file basename, they should also use prefixes in
their own properties and tasks. 

Even the current target rewritting seems wrong - instead of coding with
the mangled names, it would be simpler to just rename the imported targets ( 
or use prefixed names in the build fragments).

If this is the conclusion ( and I have to admit - I now agree with Conor and 
all other that simpler is better, at least for the first iteration of 
import ) - probably it would make sense to remove the mangling code, we can
add it in ant1.7 if it proves it is really needed.


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