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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Expanding properties with -projecthelp
Date Sat, 22 Dec 2001 00:06:46 GMT
On Sat, 22 Dec 2001 05:20, Andreas Guther wrote:
> I noticed that listing the available targets with "ant -projecthelp"
> does not expand properties embedded in the description of the target.
> So for example it displays one tag as
>           Tags the build with ${build.tag}
> I think it would be nice to give more detailed information on the
> specific tag according to the current settings together with the
> -projecthelp.
> Is there a way to make Ant first parse the properties before it
> displays the tag description?

No. And it has been rejected as a change a few times. Because top level tasks 
can have side-effects and can also fail this would cause the -projecthelp arg 
to have sideeffects and fail which was deemed undesirable.



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