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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject RE: AW: [PATCH] set filename of default buildfile
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:05:19 GMT
> From: steve morin []
> 1st usage convenience..
> A person that often uses a different build file could use a shell
> script that calls ant using a different default for convenience.
> 	#!/bin/sh
> 	ant -df config.xml "$@"
> or
> 	alias cfg="ant -df config.xml"

No different than -f then. Even when using the hard-coded -f from
an alias, you can still specify another one on the command line,
since the last one wins, so really it doesn't bring anything.

> 2nd usage dynamic change of ant task default target.

Just use a property you can override from the command line,
and always set in your wrapper script or alias.

> 3rd usage dynamic change of subant task calls


I thus don't think it's a useful addition, since all scenarios
can be easily achieved right now, in the usual Ant way. --DD

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