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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Nested property expansion...
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2000 08:43:46 GMT
>>>>> "DW" == David Weller <> writes:

 DW> Why is it not possible to recursively expand names within the XML
 DW> buildfiles?

because you can't 8^).

When Ant encounters a ${xyz} construct it looks up a property of the
name xyz. It doesn't even try to see whether xyz holds ${} which could
be translated again. 

And I really don't think I'd like to add it, there should always be a
cleaner way to achieve the same result - a way that'd be far more
readable. What would you really want to do with it? Do you have a real


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