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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Problems with use of 'if'
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2000 23:17:24 GMT
At 05:03  26/7/00 +0200, you wrote:
><project name="test" default="test">
><target name="t2" depends="init" if="var2">
> <echo message="t2"/>
> <property name="prop" value="t2"/>
><target name="t1" depends="init" if="var1">
> <echo message="t1"/>
> <property name="prop" value="t1"/>
><target name="init">
> <available file="test.xml" property="var1"/>
> <available file="../test.xml" property="var2"/>
><target name="test" depends="init,t1,t2">
> <echo message="value of prop:    ${prop}"/>

The problem is that property tasks are evaluated at the begining regardless
of whether target in which property exists is ever fired. Once a property
has been set once it can never be re-set. This is currently being looked at
and resolved on developers list now so it should be fixed in next version.



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