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From Conor MacNeill <co...@cortexebusiness.com.au>
Subject Re: Vote: <local> for 1.6
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:01:06 GMT
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 01:35 am, peter reilly wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I would like to put the local property patch into ant 1.6.
>
> Normally I would wait for 1.7 for this, but it has a big
> and (I think) beneficial impact on <macrodef/>.
>
> The changes to macrodef are not Backward Compatible
> with the current implementation.
>
> The <local> task declares properties that only exist
> for the current scope, where scope is a target, or
> a sequential (any taskcontainer) or a macro instance.
>
> The patch is in
> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23942
>

I think that such a change should require a third beta and an extension of the 
release timeframe.

I've just had a quick look at the code and wonder if the change in parallel 
could be avoided by copying on demand from the parent thread. Parallel uses 
ThreadGroups to make this possible already.

Conor


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