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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 39597] - Reference not seen by top level tasks in sub-projects
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:50:03 GMT
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peterreilly@apache.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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            Summary|Reference not seen in       |Reference not seen by top
                   |imported antfile            |level tasks in sub-projects




------- Additional Comments From peterreilly@apache.org  2006-09-22 10:50 -------
If b.xml is written like:
<project name="b" default="b">
  <pathconvert refid="somepath" pathsep=":" property="xx"/>
  <target name="b"/>
</project>

it also fails.

however this works and may be used as a work-around for the moment.

<project name="b" default="b">
  <target name="b-init">
    <pathconvert refid="somepath" pathsep=":" property="xx"/>
  </target>
  <target name="b" depends="b-init"/>
</project>

The problem is a little historic. In ant 1.5, it was
not possible to have top-level tasks (except property).
As this was the case, references would not be used except
in targets. As this was the case, it was decided to allow
references in sub-projects to be over-ridden by references
specified in the reference nested element of <ant>. This
is implemented by running all the top level tasks and types
of the sub-project and then setting the references set
in the <reference> element of ant.

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