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From "Vladimir Egorov" <vego...@bea.com>
Subject setting task attributes from properties
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:46:04 GMT
Hi Ant Users,

I would like to change the value of a task attribute on the fly, without
editing Ant xml file, by setting a runtime system property like this:

  junit.showoutput=true --> get junit to show test output by default
  java.fork=true --> fork by default
  etc.

While this can be implemented for an individual task, I believe that it
should be done in core Ant, so that it works for all tasks without extra
work for task developers.

Do Ant Users feel this would be useful to have in core Ant? Has anyone
asked for this? Is there an extension mechanism in Ant that can be used
to do this? Is there a property-to-xml convention that would take care
of the nested elements?

Regards,

--Vladimir

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