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From Conor MacNeill <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject Re: Deferred datatype evaluation
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2003 12:58:18 GMT
On Wed, 9 Apr 2003 10:30 pm, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>
> How is this different from say
>
>   <property name="result" value="${testloc}"/>
>   <property name="testloc" location="testdir"/>
>
>   <target name="default">
>     <echo message="Result is ${result}"/>
>   </target>
>
> It doesn't work either.
>
> If you delay the configuration of <path>, but not the expansion of
> properties, properties and data-types will get even more inconsistent.
>
> This doesn't mean that your idea is bad, maybe we should apply the
> same to property expansion as well then?  I'm very unsure, though.
>


Well, it was a fun experiment :-) but I don't think it is going to fly. 
(Classfileset test fails because there are multiple elements with the same id 
and these rely on "execution" to set the id value)

Conor


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