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From Christopher Berry <christopher.be...@etrade.com>
Subject RE: criticism: property handling (here: no overwrite)
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2001 15:49:20 GMT
Stefan,

Will Ant2 also include lazy instantiation of <path> elements?? This would be
quite helpful, particularly in certain boot-strapping situations. 

Thanks,  
-- Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 5:03 AM
> To: ant-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: criticism: property handling (here: no overwrite)
> 
> 
> Kai Bartels <kaba@picturesafe.de> wrote:
> 
> > Are there plans to weaken this rule in the next release of Ant?
> > Maybe by inventing a 'overrule="true"' for the property task. Or
> > maybe by allowing lazy evaluation (lazy="true") for properties.
> 
> All property resolution will be lazy in Ant2, so your problem should
> be solved there - and yes, there will be a built-in way to reassign
> the value of a property (you can already do that in Ant 1.x, but have
> to use a script or a custom task to do so).
> 
> Stefan
> 

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