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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: <property refid=> question
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:58:30 GMT
Really the only thing the refid variant does is call the toString() 
method on the datatype instance and puts the results in to the property.

Its only handy (currently) on the <path> types to get the full path 
string.  I don't think its useful for any other datatypes.

For your particular goal, I don't think the refid attribute on 
<property> comes into play.


On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 11:52  AM, Steve Cohen wrote:
> The ant manual has no example of what this might be used for.  Can
> someone explain it?
> Here's what I am trying to do: write a generic task that might do
> something with a fileset reference but which will not throw errors if
> that fileset has not been defined.  If there's another way to do it,
> I''m all ears.
> -----------------------------------------------
> Steve Cohen
> Sr. Software Engineer
> Sportvision Inc.
> Please note: As a result of the merger of
> Ignite Sports and Sportvision, my email address
> has changed to

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