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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <jalbe...@cellectivity.com>
Subject RE: use of canonical in <import>
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:28:48 GMT
+1 from me too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org] 
> Sent: 27 April 2004 13:33
> To: dev@ant.apache.org
> Subject: Re: use of canonical in <import>
> 
> 
> On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Peter Reilly <peter.reilly@corvil.com> wrote:
> 
> > Basicly the issue is whether to canonicalize the imported 
> file name or 
> > to use the absolute path.
> >
> > Jesse makes a good point for using the absolute path. The 
> problem is 
> > that this is a incompatible change.
> 
> Yep, he found similar problems in 1.3 (that's what he's 
> talking about in the paragraph starting with "Historically") 
> and at that time we (not just me, I just committed the 
> change) decided to break backwards compatibility and state it 
> in WHATSNEW.
> 
> The main reason was, and I think it applies now as well, is 
> that you usually can get whatever you gain via 
> canonicalization in a different way (the different symlinking 
> strategy he points you to) but there is no stable workaround 
> against canonicalization.
> 
> +1 for breaking bwc.
> 
> Stefan
> 
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