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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Property name policy (was Re: cvs commit: ant/docs/manual/CoreTypes selectors.html)
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2005 09:08:28 GMT
On 13 Jan 2005, <> wrote:

> I have declared a policy on what we will name new properties. Is
> this a good formal policy to have?


> If new properties get added (it happens), expect them to appear
> under the "ant." and "" 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.


maybe we should reserve the "build." prefix as well -
build.sysclasspath and CVS HEAD's build.clonevm.


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