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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Property not substituting value in telnet task
Date Wed, 13 Mar 2002 07:57:19 GMT
On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Steve Loughran <steve_l@iseran.com> wrote:

> From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>

>> <telnet> simply doesn't expand properties in nested text, but it
>> should do so for attributes.
> 
> aah, that explains the outstanding bugrep on this subject. We either
> need to doc this or tweak it so that it does expand properties in
> nested text.

How many people may rely on $ being $ in nested text?  If we tweak it,
things like

<write>export PATH=$PATH:$ANT_HOME/bin</write>

will be broken.  So, even though changing the handling for nested text
seems the better option, it would be dangerous.

Stefan

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