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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject Importing files - at the end of the file or not?
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 07:47:41 GMT
I'm trying to update our build procedures using some of the guidelines
They claim that an imported file is added to the *end* of the importing
file. That would suggest to me that top-level tasks in the imported file
would get executed *after* the top-level tasks in the importing file.

For instance:

<project name="importing" default="noop">
  <import file="imported.xml"/>
  <target name="noop" />

<project name="imported" default="noop2">
  <target name="noop2" />

I would *expect* (but not desire) the result to be:

In fact, the result is:

That's absolutely what I want, in fact - because the files I want to
import will be defining tasks, setting properties etc. However, I'd
really like to know that the behaviour is going to stay the same, *and*
in what way "imports are imported to the tail".

On a side-note - it's nice to be back on the list :)


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