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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: PropertyFile task is optional?
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2005 08:04:40 GMT
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Douglas Kramer <> wrote:

> I'm new to Ant and have been wanting to understand optional tasks
> better.  I'm trying to decide between using ReplaceRegExp
> and PropertyFile (which is more what I want, but has the
> comment bug).  I wanted to figure out which to use based
> perhaps on the library for it.

PropertyFile doesn't need any additional library.  In theory
ReplaceRegExp on JDK 1.4 doesn't either, but we highly recommend using
ORO over using JDK's java.util.regexp package.

BTW, is the comment bug a known one?  I.e. has it been reported?  If
not, please help us find and fix the bug.

> But the documentation doesn't seem to mention clearly which
> libraries they reside in.

The tasks reside in the Ant download, you need the library to run the

> Or are all optional tasks included in ant 1.6.2?



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