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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Deferring references
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:26:52 GMT
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/25/06, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, 22 Sep 2006, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I propose that we defer handing id's until the processing
>> > stage.
>>
>> Will probably break something like

[...]

>> which is copied straight from the examples for <script> in the Ant
>> manual for version 1.6.5.
> 
> Yep, this is correct ;-) , I have removed the example from the
> documentation.

I've seen that 8-)

>> I.e. it breaks something that was documented to work before.  One
>> could even assume it was a best practice, given it was used in the
>> manual.
> 
> Yep, one may assume it was best practice, but it is not!

Never claimed it was.

>> This example predates Ant 1.2 IIRC.
> 
> I know, that is why I have raises the reference deferral
> as a issue.
> 
> I really cannot see the use-case described by the example.
> I would not think that there are any examples in the "wild".

You've identified two cases in Ant's tests yourself.

I feel uncomfortable about changing this, even though you are probably
right that it it should better be changed.

Stefan

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