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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 11585] - The Replace Task ignores properties with multiline replacements
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2003 18:37:35 GMT
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The Replace Task ignores properties with multiline replacements





------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2003-07-31 18:37 -------
This is a troublespot. Most tasks that dont expand properties inline do it
because they are broken. Moving to expansion runs the risk of breaking
something. I remember how before I could fix <telnet> to expand, we had to
change property expansion ant-wide so that single $ signs werent being autostripped.

1. Are there any use cases we can imagine where people dont want property expansion?

2. Do any well known ant or third party tools do it?

3. if we go to auto-expansion, and some third party task retains its
replaceProperties call, what are the consequences. 

Point (3) worries me. We could break 3rd party tasks between ant versions.
Better, perhaps, to have a new introspection point.

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