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From "Michael Stanley" <>
Subject RE: Dynamic binding of properties
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2000 08:19:45 GMT
> > One thought is to associate a priority value with
> > each property and only allow it to be changed at the same or higher
> > priority. That introduces mutability with precedence.
> Personally I think it
> > is the way to go.

This is a good idea but is it the best idea?  Its apparent that Ant is
slowly evolving into its own little programming language with global
variables, methods, etc.  Maybe a better idea would be the introduction of
target / project scope.  Final, static, instance vars, and even parameters.
It just seems like this method (although more difficult) will lead itself to
easier and more fluent evolution of Ant in the long run.

My 2 Cents,

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