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From Jeffrey E Care <ca...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 38308] New: - Properties are immutable
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:00:12 GMT
Oh jeez, here we go again.

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Jeffrey E. Care (carej@us.ibm.com)
WebSphere v7 Release Engineer
WebSphere Build Tooling Lead (Project Mantis)


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>            Summary: Properties are immutable
>            Product: Ant
>            Version: 1.6.5
>           Platform: All
>         OS/Version: All
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: enhancement
>           Priority: P2
>          Component: Core tasks
>         AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
>         ReportedBy: vnicolici@zapp.ro
> 
> 
> The properties should not be immutable.
> 
> The "property" task and other tasks that set properties should support 
> a "overwrite" attribute with a default of "false".
> 
> Sample usage:
> 
> <property name="list-target" value="clean" overwrite="true" />
> 
> IMHO the current behaviour causes more problems than benefits.
> 
> I'm writing ANT scripts since 2004, and I still can't "get used", to 
this 
> extremely annoying behaviour.
> 
> Just imagine how quickly the Java programming language would become 
> extinct if 
> the variables would become immutable after initialization.
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