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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Questions about new (1.8) PropertyHelper+pals...
Date Sat, 09 Jan 2010 00:09:26 GMT
And also, looking through mail archives I see that you have  
participated somewhat at least in 2007.  The thread I found, however,  
shows me responding to you, but no return response from you:  http:// .  I guess we should just  
proceed from where we are now.


On Jan 8, 2010, at 5:24 PM, Wascally Wabbit wrote:

> Hello all--
> I've just reviewed the latest Ant trunk (1.8RC1 I believe) to estimate
> how much effort it would take to port my extensions (esp. those
> dependent on the 1.7x PropertyHelper implementation). For this class
> I have a few questions about current code:
> 1) No way for an evaluator to test if it's already installed as
> getDelegates() is protected and there is no public getEvaluators()
> method.
> 2) Still no way to have PropertyHelpers passed through to subprojects
> automatically (all configuration lost). [See Project.initSubproject]
> 3) Even with the current rework, installing a recursive property
> evaluator requires that I replace the entire PropertyHelper because:
>   1) The ParseProperties utility is created directly by the helper
>      and that's where the algorithm basically lies. I would be nice
>      to replace just *this* bit...
>   2) The ParseProperties seems to be assuming a sequential walk thru
>      the input string (it moves from left->right first getting a
>      property name then mapping that name to a value...) Maybe I'm
>      missing something here (I hope)?...
> Any feedback would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> -The Wabbit
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