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From "Alexey Solofnenko" <trel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: scripting
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:59:16 GMT
About property expansion - many languages use the same syntax for inline
property substitution. It may be good not to expand properties
automatically.

- Alexey.

On 6/23/06, Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:
>
>
> Having been doing some work documenting scripting recently, I want to
> note some current limitations with ant's script support.
>
> <scriptdef>
> -no automatic check for attributes/elements declared. The script code
> needs to do that themselves, which leads to...
>
> -bad handling of BuildExceptions raised in scripts. This is because they
> get turned into the script-language-specific faults and then back out
> again, with the result that you get full stack traces.
>
> -no expansion of properties in nested text
>
> -no support for resource sources of scripts, such as things in JAR
> files. This stops you bundling scripts into antlibs
>
> <scriptcondition>
>
> -no way to pass in parameters to the condition
>
> -no expansion of properties in nested text
>
> -no support for resource sources of scripts, such as things in JAR
> files. This stops you bundling scripts into antlibs
>
>
> I havent looked at the others yet...
>
>
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