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From "Peter Reilly" <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Recursive Property Expansion
Date Sun, 10 Dec 2006 22:49:40 GMT
There are a couple of reasons for this.
1) the ant dev team does not like to break backwards
compatiblity, especially for ant scripts, even if the
benifits are obvious.
2) the property handling code is a little tricky and has
given rise a number of bugs over the years. For example
there is a bug currently outstanding :
http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=40561
3) If recursive expansion of properties are allowed, why not go
all the way and implement an EL for properties?

Peter


On 12/9/06, Jack J. Woehr <jwoehr@absolute-performance.com> wrote:
> Hmm, it just seems like five years ago. It was actually 2004.
> It's still there in http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?
> id=29347
>
> On Dec 8, 2006, at 4:49 PM, Jack J. Woehr wrote:
>
> > Sometime in 2001 we were all discussing recursive property expansion:
>
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> Jack J. Woehr
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> Absolute Performance, Inc.
> jwoehr@absolute-performance.com
> 303-443-7000 ext. 527
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