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From Jon Stevens <latch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "Replace" ANT task overwrites read-only files
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:44:00 GMT
Sounds like an overcomplicated, brittle and error prone way to develop code.

jon


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:51 AM, Marco Sambin - NeoLogica <
marco.sambin@neologica.it> wrote:

> Hi.
>
> I am using a <replace> ANT task in my build.xml in order to implement a
> kind
> of "conditional compilation" in my Netbeans Java project.
>
> Replacing works as expected, except for one point: it is able to replace
> strings also on read-only files (which then become read-write after
> replace). This is not a desired behavior, in my opinion (at least, not by
> default), and it causes issues with our source version control system.
>
>
>
> I think <replace> should FAIL on read-only files by default. You may want
> to
> consider adding a "force" attribute, such as for the <copy> task, in order
> to force replace on read-only files.
>
>
>
> Any comments on this would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Marco Sambin
>
>

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