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From David Corbin <dcor...@imperitek.com>
Subject Re: debugging path problems
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2001 23:51:00 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> 
> At 07:27  22/4/01 -0400, David Corbin wrote:
> >Nico Seessle wrote:
> >> > Anyway, that having been said, does ant make this decision when the path
> >> > is declared, or used?
> >>
> >> When it's declared.
> >
> >Well, if I can be sold bold, I think that's a mistake.  Isn't it
> >reasonable to think that the path-element in question might be created
> >during the execution of the build script?  It would seem the current
> >design would have problems with this.
> 
> I used to think that but I was convinced otherwise by this list ;) The way
> I ended up looking at it was to think of path being assigned to a name. It
> is *interpreted* at assignment time - and all values are resolved.
> Unfortunately due to placement *issues* of datatypes the only time they can
> be assigned is during startup. This will change for ant2 though I assume.


So what would happen if specified all the pathelements directly in the
task?  The same thing?


> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Pete
> 
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