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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: criticism: property handling (here: no overwrite)
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2001 10:03:26 GMT
Kai Bartels <> 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).


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