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From "Jack J. Woehr" <>
Subject Re: recursive expansion of property names
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2004 18:00:17 GMT
Jeffrey Bacon wrote:

> Can I effect the below behavior somehow to get it to print 'hello'?
> <property name="prop1" value="prop2" />
> <property name="prop2" value="hello" />
> <echo>${{prop1}}</echo>

Yes, with the patch attached to

I think the real Ant gurus are still wondering whether this breaks something, but it works
for me.
However, I do not chain property helpers so am not entirely sure what the impact is. I didn't
any in what I did, but I may have missed channelling of parsing through an inherited method
enable chaining. I looked for it but didn't notice anything I seemed to be neglecting.

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