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From Stefano Marsili <>
Subject Re: AW: Suppress RelaceProperties in Task
Date Mon, 15 May 2006 14:05:18 GMT
> I'm kind of reluctant to support changes in ant's language, which is 
> effectively what this is. We currently have a consistent model, 
> "properties get expanded in attributes". The one place that is broken 
> (target depends), we get complaints. if we make it possible to bypass 
> stuff, then we'd have more code to test and support, and for what -more 
> inconsistency?

IMHO this is just something (3rd party) task writers would benefit from. 
I don't think Ant has to support users who extend PropertyHelper and 
its hooks, either. These somehow change the ant language too.

> Stick to nested text and not only do you get the behavior you want, it 
> works in ant1.6

I'm happy backward compatibility isn't an issue yet for me (well, maybe I
should be sad ;).

Stefano Marsili

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