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From "Peter Reilly" <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PropertyHelper thoughts
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:43:18 GMT
On 6/15/07, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> Before I comment further below, let me add that I support breaking
> PropertyHelper, I don't really think it is in use too much and if
> breaking helps with getting things right, we should do it (in 1.8.x).
It is used in a (small) number of projects: for example
 http://antxtras.sourceforge.net/AntXtras/docs/howto/overlay_subproject.html
and (the now not-reachable)
 http://www.efanomars.net/pf
(see: http://marc.info/?l=ant-dev&m=115852895204164&w=2)

The follows mentions an intention to use it:
http://buckminster.tigris.org/status.html

I am sure that there are others.
Peter


>
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Whether object properties are desirable can be up for
> > debate.
>
> We had cases in <ant> IIRC where we used code that implied that
> project.getProperties() would retun a Hashtable that only contained
> String values.  It didn't take long before we received a Bugzilla
> report since people added non-Strings to project properties via the
> API.
>
> We may not like it, but people "abuse" the property system in that
> way.
>
> > Finally, if any of the old-timers has any more
> > information on Costin's mention of "dynamic
> > properties" without my having to search the archives
> > (lazy), feel free.  :)
>
> I probably qualify as an old-timer (in several ways ;-) but I must
> admit that I don't really recall what Costin was referring to, sorry.
>
> Stefan
>
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