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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: [SUBMIT] optional task <propertyformatter>
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2003 11:31:22 GMT
I think using the common known style is better.
But you can implement as you want :-)


Jan


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose Alberto Fernandez [mailto:jalberto@cellectivity.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 12:53 PM
> To: Ant Developers List
> Subject: RE: [SUBMIT] optional task <propertyformatter>
> 
> 
> 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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