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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: <macrodef> and local
Date Mon, 21 Jun 2004 15:05:15 GMT
On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Jose Alberto Fernandez
<> wrote:

> True, but I doubt many people will use properties called for
> example:
>   "#ant.task.macrodef.example.let####1"


What if they do?  Hypothetical, I know.  Still we'd be carying them
around (and passing them down to subbuilds with inheritall="true").

> My problem with the real local properties is that I think they will
> require a lot of work and thought before we can have something
> really rubust.

Quite possible.

> If, as we have done in the past, put out there something that we
> have not really considered all the concequences properly, we will
> finish with all sorts of backward compatibility issues when we find
> the drawbacks (or the users find them). It would not be the first
> time this happens

Of course not.

> The payoff of general local properties seems quite limited, as far
> as I can see.  Have you found any compelling usage for them on their
> own?

No, *I* haven't.  Others may have.


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