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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: [SUBMIT] optional task <propertyformatter>
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2003 10:52:55 GMT
Could we move away for the "C" cryptic naming conventions, please?
The main user community here comes from Java, I think. I do not think
we need regress to "C" (8 chars limitation on names).

:-)

Jose Alberto

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de] 
> Sent: 08 September 2003 06:17
> To: dev@ant.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [SUBMIT] optional task <propertyformatter>
> 
> 
> > > First thought on that topic is a kind of printf
> > >     <printf property="" refids="" format=""/>
> > > where
> > >     property    takes the name of the new created property
> > >     refids      takes a list of (:,;) separated names of 
> properties
> > >     format      takes the format string like in printf
> > > 
> > > That would be much more powerful than these predefined formats.
> > > 
> > 
> > I like that idea, but still think offering a simpler task
> > that has some
> > predefined formats is a good thing. I can't count the times I 
> > got a sprintf
> > format wrong, or had to sit there and play a while till I got 
> > what I wanted.
> > Even after reading the docs for sprintf.
> > 
> > -- Larry
> 
> 
> Ok, an additional attribute <sprint ... preformat=""/> could 
> do that. Advantage would be to have the same task.
> 
> 
> Jan
> 

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