>>> kohler@cms.tecmath.de 10-Aug-00 1:40:12 AM >>>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dino Valente [mailto:dino@3dstockcharts.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 7:22 PM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Including other antfiles
> I was also disappointed on how Ant
> handles property
> values (you can only set it once and can never override
> them).

One side effect of this behavior is that all properties are passed
to subordinate ant files when one uses the ant task.  This means
that it is a nice way to pass common properties to all subordinate
ant files, but it also means that if there are properties that must be unique
for each ant file that new names must be invented for the property in each
subordinate ant file because the property set in the superior ant file cannot
be overridden.