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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 37475] - ImportTask object puts artifical limit on where a file can be included
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:20:12 GMT
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stevel@apache.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




------- Additional Comments From stevel@apache.org  2005-11-14 11:20 -------
Its not intended to be a complete replacement for &include; references; I think
xml:include will fulfil that role. Instead what <import> does is

-import files at a time when all preceeding properties have been resolved.
-import complete ant projects, not XML fragments.
-have rules for overriding and invoking targets across multiple build files.

the latter is where <import> really wins out. 

I understand your need, but <import> isnt the solution. 

If you have a custom ant task and want to enable reuse of core bits of it, try
creating custom ant datatypes. If it is someone else's task, look at using
presetdef and macrodef. 

I'm marking this as wontfix, though think maybe we should rename it and open it
as a feature request, "add way of importing XML under tasks/targets", without
implying it is a specific  failing of import.

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