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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Importing Ant build files on the classpath with Maven
Date Mon, 10 May 2010 14:57:13 GMT
On 2010-05-10, Frank Wilson <fajwilson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Somewhat more siginificant is the change to ant. To support this mechanism
> we need to be able inherit references in the file being called by the
> "Ant" task.

> I would like to ask if this tweak to the ant task code is a good idea and
> whether there is any chance of it or something similar being adopted
> in ant itself.

<https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=39597>

So you are not the only one who'd want that feature. 8-)

Inside the report you'll also see an explanation by Peter on why things
are like they are - your patch would break the "reference override"
logic of the <ant> task.

It may be worth to include it as an optional attribute (<ant> has
already so many of them, I know).

> I attach a patch for the ant task which should apply cleanly to the
> ANT_181 tag on svn.

The mailing list manager strips attachments, please add it to the
bugzilla report.

Thanks

        Stefan

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