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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: <echo> no conditional attribute
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:43:03 GMT
--- Dominique Devienne <ddevienne@gmail.com> wrote:

> > I know that this has come up before but I've just
> finally seen why
> > it's so damn useful - <echo message="blah"
> level="verbose" unless=$
> > {property.set}/>
> 
> Well, I've been a proponent of this for a long time,
> and I coded up my
> own <bm:echo> with conditions a long time ago, which
> also displayed
> nicely formatted paths and propertysets. I was using
> it to display
> diagnostics info specific to our builds, without
> having to resort to
> -verbose, which spews out too much unrelated
> material. One had to do
> -Dverbose=true, and my conditions were
> ifTrue="${verbose}".
> 
> All that to say that I'm +1. I don't recall who was
> against ;-) --DD

Either way, aren't universal if/unless more
to-the-point here, notwithstanding that someone was
against them as well?

> 
> PS: I also had a <bm:sequential> with the same
> conditions, as well as
> several other custom tasks with these conditions
> (if/unless/ifTrue/unlessTrue/os/osFamily/bshIf). I'm
> still wondering
> about adding arbitrary "aspect" attributes to tasks,
> as Mutant had.
> 

Sounds interesting.  I wasn't around while Mutant was
under development; how can I learn more?

-Matt

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