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From "Peter Reilly" <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r491723 - in /ant/core/trunk/docs/manual: CoreTasks/javac.html using.html
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 22:46:46 GMT
On 1/5/07, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 1/3/07, Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:
> > > peterreilly@apache.org wrote:
> > >
> > > > +  <h4><a name="pathshortcut">Path
> > Shortcut</a></h4>
> > > > +  <p>
> > > > +    In Ant 1.6 a shortcut for converting paths
> > to OS specific strings
> > > > +    in properties has been added. One can use
> > the expression
> > > > +    ${toString:<em>pathreference</em>} to
> > convert a path element
> > > > +    reference to a string that can be used for
> > a path argument.
> > > > +    For example:
> > > > +  </p>
> > >
> > >
> > > Does that work for any resolvable datatype? If so,
> > cool.
> > No, it depends on the implemenation of toString of
> > the particular
> > class. The ant code uses the toString() method of
> > path when
> > it is handling the path attribute of the command
> > line arg, so
> > that is how I know that it is safe to use for paths.
> >
> > Fileset.toString() on the other hand use ';' to
> > seperate the files....
>
> Yes--I've thought for some time now that we might want
> to delegate this to pathconvert to gain platform
> sensitivity cheaply.  IMHO the chances of breaking
> folks is relatively low = acceptable.

That sounds good.

Peter

>
> -Matt
>
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > >
> > >
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