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From "Kevin Jackson" <foamd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Adding magic properties for targets?
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 15:31:37 GMT
Hi,

> Colm's patch in
> <https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44980> adds two
> new magic properties, one for the build's default target and one for
> the targets specified on the command line (or via <*ant*>).
>
> IIRC such properties have been suggested many moons ago and rejected,
> but now the dev community is a different one and maybe we do see some
> things differently today.  I know that I do, i.e. I'd probably add
> them today.
>
> Before I start to discuss gritty details of a really trivial patch,
> let's have a quick poll so we know whether such a feature would be
> acceptable.  If anybody out there would reject either property, could
> you please raise your hand?

I probably wasn't around when these properties were first discussed,
but I don't see any harm in allowing access to what are essentially
static values.
+0

Kev

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