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From Lyndon Samson <>
Subject Re[2]: The old immutable properties trick
Date Sat, 11 May 2002 02:37:30 GMT
Hi Stefan,

Friday, May 10, 2002, 7:29:14 PM, you wrote:

SB> This is because p has become a "user property" at the time you run
SB> test2 and user properties cannot be overridden, even not using nested
SB> <param>s.  As you set inheritAll to false on the second Ant call, this
SB> shouldn't happen (I'd call it a bug and others seem to do so as well
SB> <>).

SB> I hope I can get this fixed for beta2.

Thanks for your help. Is there documentation on the concept of 'user props' and properties
in general? I'm interested in the history of the decisions made to make properties immutable.
Is it some sort of 'functional' thinking back in ANT's past?

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