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From Martijn Kruithof ...@kruithof.xs4all.nl>
Subject Re: AW: Property name policy (was Re: cvs commit: ant/docs/manual/Cor eTypes selectors.html)
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2005 18:09:10 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:

>>>>I have declared a policy on what we will name new properties. Is
>>>>this a good formal policy to have?
>>>>        
>>>>
>>><snip/>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>If new properties get added (it happens), expect them to appear
>>>>under the "ant." and "org.apache.tools.ant" prefixes, unless the
>>>>developers have a very good reason to use another
>>>>prefix. Accordingly, please avoid using properties that begin
>>>>with these prefixes, to reduce the risk that future Ant releases
>>>>break your build file.
>>>>        
>>>>
+1 as well

>>>maybe we should reserve the "build." prefix as well -
>>>build.sysclasspath and CVS HEAD's build.clonevm.
>>>      
>>>
>
>I wouldnt do that - I cant count the numbers of buildfiles where I have seen
>build.dir and build.classes ...
>  
>
+1 to rename build.clonevm to ant.build.clonevm in that case.

Martijn

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