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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: references: backwards compatibility
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:59:50 GMT
Peter Reilly wrote:
> On 10/17/06, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > what do other people think?
>>
>> I'm with Steve here.  We need a way to get around broken build files
>> of projects you want to build but don't own.
>>
>> I don't care much whether it is a property (would be in line with
>> other things we've introduced) or a command line argument - the later
>> would need a way to propagate to <ant> started projects which you
>> would get for free for user properties, though.
> 
> Ok, I will get my id reference stuff ready.
> I do not think that we need a commandline arg or a property, the
> only thing that is needed is a warning like DD's
> 
> Warning: Reference y has not been set at runtime, but was found during
> build file parsing, attempting to resolve. Future versions of Ant may 
> support
> referencing ids defined in non-executed targets.
> 

+1

the error should include a URL to a wiki entry on the topic


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