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From Diane Holt <>
Subject Re: [property] Override ignored for build.compiler - why?
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2001 15:56:54 GMT
--- Markus Holmberg <> wrote:
> Why are properties not allowed to be overridden?

To allow for command-line overrides. The way properties work will most
likely change with Ant2.
> (This breaks the functionality of including a local properties file
> which contains local customizations to default values)
>  [property] Override ignored for build.compiler

If you use the <ant> task, you can redefine properties using the nested
<property> tag (use the "file" attribute to read in your local properties
file). See the Ant task description in the Ant User's Manual for more



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