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From Vimil Saju <vimils...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Wisdom of using ":" in property name
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:37:56 GMT
you're nuts, don't use : in property names! :P

--- On Tue, 2/1/11, Steele, Richard <rich@steelezone.net> wrote:

> From: Steele, Richard <rich@steelezone.net>
> Subject: Wisdom of using ":" in property name
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 5:53 AM
> For better or for worse, I'm using
> ":" as a separator character in my
> property names as part of a set of reusable build
> files.  The part before
> the ":" indicates which build file the property is defined
> in.
> 
> I've come across at least one incompatibility doing this,
> however, and that
> is with the Bundlor tool (from SpringSource) for generating
> OSGi manifests.
> The issue appears to be that Bundlor uses the ":" character
> for its own
> purposes and is getting confused by my property naming
> convention.  I'm
> faced with several choices:
> 
> 1. Use something other than Bundlor, like bnd.
> 2. Work around or patch Bundlor to make it work with my
> property naming
> convention.
> 3. Use some other naming convention (or none at all).
> 
> None of these choices are all that appealing, but if the
> Ant community says
> something like "you're nuts, don't use : in property names"
> that will
> obviously push me towards #3.
> 
> (If you're curious, I chose ":" both because the obvious
> choice of "."
> wasn't distinct enough from many built-in property names,
> and because I also
> use ":" in my target names.)
> 
> Thanks,
> Rich
> 


      

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