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From "Jack.Tang" <him...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: How to set dynamic variables in Ant?
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:33:11 GMT

Thanks for all !
propertycopy works for me now. Thank you again.

/Jack



Jan.Materne wrote:
> 
> http://ant.apache.org/faq.html#propertyvalue-as-name-for-property
> 
> Jan
>  
> 
>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>Von: Mathieu Champlon [mailto:m.champlon@free.fr] 
>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. September 2006 09:20
>>An: Ant Users List
>>Betreff: Re: How to set dynamic variables in Ant?
>>
>>Jack.Tang a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Here is the problem I am now facing:
>>>
>>>   <property file="todo.list" />
>>>   <tstamp>
>>>     <format property="TODAY" pattern="yyyyMMdd" locale="en"/>
>>>   </tstamp>
>>>   
>>>   <property name="todayTodo" value="${${TODAY}.todo}">  <!--Broken 
>>> HERE!!-->
>>>
>>> Some todo items in todo.list are
>>> 20060912.todo = foo
>>> 20060912.todo = bar
>>>
>>> Appreciate your suggestion to solve this problem.
>>> Thanks
>>>   
>>Hello !
>>
>>Take a look at the ant-contrib <propertycopy> task : 
>>http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/tasks/tasks/propertycopy.html
>>
>>However you will probably not achieve what you are looking for 
>>by having several occurences of the same property in your 
>>todo.list file : see 
>>http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/property.html for a 
>>description of how properties (and property files) work.
>>You should try and make them lists somehow, like :
>>
>>20060912.todo = foo,bar
>>
>>Or maybe even use a complete different file format (xml ?).
>>
>>I hope this helps.
>>
>>MAT.
>>
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