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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: Suggestions for documentation & exec
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2001 23:12:42 GMT

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From: "Yyy Xxx" <gjfdh@yahoo.com>
To: <ant-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 10:48
Subject: Re: Suggestions for documentation & exec


> Thank you, Phil, for your outputproperty example.  But
> I'm actually looking for an "rcproperty" attribute.
> I'd like to have the return code of the exec made
> visible to ant.
>
> For instance, suppose I exec a program and want to
> take action if the program fails.  I could use the
> failonerror attribute and have the ant build fail.
> But it would be better if I could fail more
> gracefully.
>

agreed. Also RC codes can do more; you could have an app which returned a
crytpographically strong random number which you use in some other part of
the build.

Why dont you file it as a feature request on bugzilla?

-steve


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