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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Vote: <local> for 1.6
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2003 12:39:23 GMT
On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, peter reilly <> wrote:
> On Thursday 23 October 2003 12:31, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>> I haven't checked, but does you current implementation allow
>> <local> to shadow use properties?  IMHO it shouldn't.
> It does shadow user properties. The reason is to support <macrodef>
> attributes. It would be confusing if a macrodef attribute
> were overridden by a user -Dx=y command line.

When <attribute>s don't create locals this is no issue, is it?

> However, I could change the implemenation so that <local> did not
> shadow user properties, and macrodef attributes did.


<target name="i-have-won-over-gump">
  <local name="build.sysclasspath" value="ignore"/>
  <javac ..../>

would create undesirable results for a certain part of our user base
otherwise ;-)


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