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From Steve Cohen <sco...@javactivity.org>
Subject Re: echo task documentation error
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 04:22:53 GMT
Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> 
> I think you are a committer too. Feel free to edit the documentation.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Antoine
> 
> Steve Cohen wrote:
>> A very minor point:
>>
>> The ant manual states that the echo task's message attribute is
>> required "unless data is included in a character section within this
>> element."
>>
>> This appears to be false.  I have by accident discovered that
>>
>> <echo/>
>>
>> has the effect of inserting a totally blank line into the output.  It
>> doesn't even show the normal [echo] prefix.  I don't know if this is
>> intentional, but it is actually quite useful.
>>
> 
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> 
You're right.  I have been quite inactive, but I can certainly do this.  That 
is, unless someone comes up with a good reason why this is a bug rather than a 
feature.

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