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From Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: task that allows augmentation of previously declared references
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2010 08:13:08 GMT
I agree, datatypes are mutable, properties are not, why add this complexity
of "final".

Peter


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Antoine Levy Lambert <antoine@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I was thinking that ant datatypes are currently de-facto mutable by default.
> Maybe we are making this too complex.
> Of course, only users who can write custom tasks in java or
> javascript/groovy/... can for instance add an include pattern to an existing
> fileset, but there is nothing preventing them from doing it.
>
>
> Antoine
>
> Gilles Scokart wrote:
>>
>> I just have an idea that come into my mind.  I will quickly post it (and
>> probably think it's stupid tomorow morning).
>>
>> Instead of a special id, we could maybe use a decorator :
>>
>> <mutabletype id="x">
>>     <path ... />
>> </mutabletype>
>>
>> Probably stupid, certainly not trivial to implement, but make it obvious
>> that's a quiet special structure that should be used carrefully.
>>
>>
>> Gilles Scokart
>>
>>
>> On 3 March 2010 05:52, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> On 2010-03-02, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Okay, let's reason this out... since tasks and types are Java objects
>>>> can we assume that a Java property "final" is unlikely enough to be
>>>> used that we can use it as a configuration "attribute"?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Agreed.  An alternative could be anything that contains a dash or any
>>> other character that would be illegal in a Java method name (so you
>>> can't have a set-method for it).
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Now, any id'd item would declare final=false if it wanted to be
>>>> augmentable.  This would require changes in the way we handle
>>>> references, but would seem doable.
>>>>
>>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>> Stefan
>>>
>>>
>
>
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