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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is there a way to search for a file matching a condition and assign it to a variable ?
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:23:09 GMT
Gilbert Rebhan wrote:
> Hariharasudhan R schrieb:
>> Hi Gilbert,
>>
>> Since it is undocumented is there any chance that it will be removed in
>> future versions of Ant ?
>>
>> I am asking since my project will be having a long support life time and
>> newer versions of Ant may be used at a later point of time.
>>
>> thanks,
>> Hari
>>
>> On Jan 16, 2008 1:28 AM, Gilbert Rebhan <ant@schillbaer.de> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>> I am also not familiar with the "${toString:yourid} " syntax.
>>>> Is there some place where I can read up about this ?
>>> it's not documented in the manuals, but well known
>>> among experienced ant users
> 
> 
> don't know, i've heard it's mentioned in the new book of
> Steve Loughran [http://www.antbook.org/],

yes it is. I use it a lot @ work too.

but i don't know if
> it's gonna stay ...
> 

1, its too broadly used to be removed, even if we wanted to

2. We're even improving the output of toString() operations on all the 
standard types, whenever we see it isnt useful enough.

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

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