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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: 1.7 Resource Framework accessing lastmodified
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:01:10 GMT

--- Steve Loughran <stevel@apache.org> wrote:

> dkbe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I would like to accomplish something like the
> following using the <file>
> > resource from the ANT 1.7 Resource Framework:
> > 
> > <file name="tlog.resource" basedir="C:\"
> file="my_patch.txt" > </file>
> > <echo message="Patch Created:
> ${tlog.resource.lastmodified}" />
> > 
> > Without delving underneath the XML interface to
> the Java classes provided by
> > the ANT 1.7 Resource Framework, can you access the
> properties of a resource
> > "readonly", without setting them?
> > 
> > If so, how?
> > 
> 
> I dont think there is a way (yet)...though I could
> imagine using 
> <scriptdef>to define a task that would do so,
> something to call 
> getLastModified() on a resource.
> 
> Add it as a feature request on bugzilla; I'm doing
> some tweaks to the 
> resource hierarchy this week.

This looks like a good candidate for a
PropertyEvaluator in the Ant 1.8 world... adds
priority to porting the old jexl and jxpath proposals
IMHO...

-Matt

> 
> -- 
> Steve Loughran                 
> http://www.1060.org/blogxter/publish/5
> Author: Ant in Action           http://antbook.org/
> 
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