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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Environment and PropertySet
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 15:35:59 GMT

--- Dominique Devienne <DDevienne@lgc.com> wrote:
> > From: Matt Benson [mailto:gudnabrsam@yahoo.com]
> > 
> > My reason for wanting to nest the propertyset into
> a
> > regular <env> element is that these are passed by
> > <exec> and <java (w/ forking)> to an Environment
> > object.  This means that if the code is added to
> > Environment, so that:
> > 
> > <exec executable="foo">
> >   <env>
> >     <propertyset|whatever name we want here
> > refid="foo.properties" />
> >   </env>
> > </exec>
> > 
> > Any user of Environment.Variable (exec should be
> the
> > paradigm) automatically supports propertysets.  If
> > this  nesting approach--with whatever element
> name,
> > although I tend to use the add(...) IH methods--is
> > acceptable in general, I have got this working
> > already.
> 
> I see your point Matt. Easy and painless to
> implement. From the user
> perspective though, it overloads the meaning of
> <env>, and departs from
> what was done with <sysproperty> + <syspropertyset>.

I didn't really think about sysproperty &
syspropertyset, since my original perspective was
coming from exec.  Guess I'll wait and see which way
the wind blows.

-Matt

> 
> So I'm not against your proposal, but I don't think
> it's the best UI for
> this feature. But since I'm just the talker and not
> the doer, it's your
> opinion and the community's as a whole that should
> prevail, not my own
> opinion. The feature itself may be more important
> than it's UI?! --DD
>
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