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From "David Adams" <>
Subject using property in target depends
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:31:30 GMT
I was looking to control a project flow by putting in a property value dynamically into the
depends attribute of the target tag. 

For example, I wanted to do the following:
	<target name="main" depends="${build.type}"/>

	<target name="dev" depends="prepare,compile,dist,javadocs,test.suite"/>

	<target name="test" depends="prepare,compile,test.suite"/>

	<target name="prod" depends="prepare,compile,test.suite,dist,javadocs"/>

where build.type would be either dev, test, or prod, defaulting to dev in a properties file
and configurable through the command line. 

I run into a problem with this, but it is not clear to me what the issue is. When running,
I receive:
Target `${build.type}' does not exist in this project. It is used from target `main'.

I feel that I am missing something fundamental here....


David Adams
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