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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45135] Ant 1.7.0: a patternset reference cannot be redefined through itself
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2008 15:19:52 GMT

--- Comment #2 from ivanveselovsky <>  2008-06-05 08:19:52 PST
(In reply to comment #1)
> that is simply the way Ant references work.  You could use a scriptdef to
> programmatically retrieve the original reference, then assign a new object
> which refers to the original object back to the same reference name.  Another
> option would be to use the Ant 1.8 properties API to add a PropertySetter
> capable of setting a reference (so you use a different mechanism to set and get
> the reference).  I will add this to the list of things to do for the props
> antlib as well.

Hi, Matt,
sure, this may be easily worked around using another reference, for example. 

But the point of this bug request is just *compatibility* with 1.6.5 release.
Do you know, why that worked in 1.6.5 in a different way than in 1.7.0?

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