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From Diane Holt <hol...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Property Replacement and Custom Tasks
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2001 17:41:09 GMT
Not sure, but you might want to look thru the changes that implemented the
new "inheritAll" attribute for <ant>/<antcall>.

Diane

--- "Kusumoto, Kris" <kkusumoto@learningframework.com> wrote:
> After upgrading from 1.2 to 1.4 one of my custom tasks quit working. 
> After some testing, I narrowed the problem down to an unexpected
> difference in property replacement between built-in tasks vs. custom
> tasks.
> 
> The build.xml below is a minimal example which doesn't use my custom
> task but still illustrates the issue.  The custom task 'testcall' maps
> to Ant's CallTarget (i.e. antcall).  I would expect both calls to
> the 'test' target to operate the same, but they don't.  Am I mis-using
> property replacement?
> 
> Kris
> 
> BUILD.XML
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> <project name="unused" default="all" basedir=".">
> 
>    <target name="all">
>      <property name="bad" value="good" />
>      <taskdef name="testcall"
> classname="org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.CallTarget" />
>      <antcall target="test">
>         <param name="arg" value="${bad}" />
>      </antcall>
>      <testcall target="test">
>         <param name="arg" value="${bad}" />
>      </testcall>
>    </target>
> 
>    <target name="test">
>       <echo message="test is ${arg}" />
>    </target>
> 
> </project>
> 
> OUTPUT
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Buildfile: build.xml
> 
> all:
> 
> test:
>      [echo] test is good
> 
> test:
>      [echo] test is ${bad}
> 
> BUILD SUCCESSFUL
> 
> Total time: 0 seconds


=====
(holtdl@yahoo.com)



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