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From Shankar Unni <shan...@intruvert.com>
Subject RE: Properties, scope and project hierarchies (an answer to the o riginal question)
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2001 18:50:53 GMT
Kyle Adams [mailto:kadams@gfs.com] writes:

> Right now there exists a workaround to the problem of 
> property scope.  Using the Antcall task, you can override a 
> property set in a "master" file, and pass that property on to 
> a sub-build file.  [...]
> 
> For example:
> c:\dev\src\ant -Dproject.dir = com/gfs/common
> 
> <ant dir="subproject" target="build">
>   <property name="project.dir" value="${project.dir}/subproject"/>
> </ant>
> 
> This can be used to modify a path as it gets passed down a 
> build hierarchy.  The antcall task can also be used to do the 
> same thing with other targets in the same build file.

Ah. Good. I found this one works for single pathname-valued properties.
Thank you..

Now, for part 2: How do you do something similar for <path> specifications? 

Thanks!
--
Shankar.

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