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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs Available.java
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 17:13:28 GMT
On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> On 11 Jan 2005, <peterreilly@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>> >   Log: add note for reason for using setproperty
>> rather than
>> >   setnewproperty in available.java
>> 
>> Widely knows as the Diane Holt trick 8-)
> 
> Diane was really before my time, what's that about?

Diane leaked that you could re-set properties using <available> on
ant-user@jakarta around the time of Ant 1.3 or 1.4.  It was picked up
that quickly by users that we've been unable to pull the backdoor.

> Also, it looks like that deprecation message has been
> there since 1.5

I thought it must have been in there even longer.

> ... BC = empty threats?  ;)

We even removed deprecation messages from the code ...
<http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/Zip.java?r1=1.70&r2=1.71>

Stefan

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