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From "Shyam Koppikar" <vkopp...@tds.net>
Subject Re: JavaReport Ant Article
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2001 03:18:48 GMT

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From: "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-ant@ehatchersolutions.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 8:40 PM
Subject: JavaReport Ant Article


> I just wanted to pass along an article I just read in JavaReport, titled
> "Java Primer - Ant build process mini how-to"
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http://www.javareport.com/html/from_pages/article.asp?id=4856&mon=10&yr=2001
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> There was one point that caught my attention that I thought was
inaccurate,
> or at least not entirely accurate.  The first detraction about Ant listed
> is: "It lacks support for incorporating OS-specific environment variables
in
> the build, as this construct is not portable and not supported directly by
> Java."
>
> <property environment="env"/> incorporates environment variables as Ant
> properties, prefixed by "env.".   But environment variable names are of
> course OS-specific, and there are tricks that can be done to map different
> names into a single property name (not pretty, but it works).
>
>     Erik
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