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From "Stefano Mancarella" <>
Subject Re: <param> vs <property>
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:52:32 GMT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "stephan beal" <>

> parameters and properties are, technically, different things.
> Yeah, they are conceptually very similar, but they aren't the same.
> Parameters set properties. Properties do not set parameters.
> In a call to <antcall>, you are "passing it parameters", as you
> would when calling a function in any programming language. When
> running the Ant task, you are setting properties to be used by the
> Ant object. Whereas at least some <args> normally must be specified,
> properties need not normally be specified (and are not part of the
> interface into the objects, generally).

I do agree with you.
It wouldn't be correct for <ant> to use <param>, but it would be
perfectly ok for <antcall> to use <property> instead.

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