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From Nicolai Kamenzky <kamen...@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Subject Re: Replacing chars in a property
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:29:46 GMT
Thanks a lot Gilbert for the insight!

Since the proposed libraries are not shipped with Eclipse (where I
start my Ant task from) by default I fall back to the solution I
posted before however.

Cheers,
Nicolai

On 19.11.2007, at 10:03, Rebhan, Gilbert wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolai Kamenzky [mailto:kamenzky@inf.fu-berlin.de]
> Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 10:33 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: Re: Replacing chars in a property
>
> /*
> ...
> I wonder why simple string operations seem to be unavailable for
> working solely on properties...
> ...
> */
>
> Because in core ant, once set properties are immutable.
>
> But there are existing tasks and workarounds for that restriction.
>
> The stringutils  [1] you're are searching for are part of the  
> excellent
> tasksuite antelope [2].
> Also the antcontrib task suite [3] has such tasks, for example
> propertyregex.
>
> Beside that you can always go with script, and project.setProperty()
> i.e. see an example [4] to change or overwrite existing properties.
> If you don't want to overwrite use the setNewProperty() method  
> instead.
>
>
> See =
> [1] http://antelope.tigris.org/nonav/docs/manual/bk03ch13.html
> [2] http://antelope.tigris.org/
> [3] http://ant-contrib.sourceforge.net/
> [4] http://marc.info/?l=ant-user&m=119511436111431&w=2
>
> Regards, Gilbert
>
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