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From "Steele, Richard" <r...@steelezone.net>
Subject Re: Wisdom of using ":" in property name
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:07:27 GMT
This pretty much confirms that I shouldn't be using ":" in my property
names.  (If I once knew that ":" could be used in property files, I don't
remember it.)

Thanks,
Rich

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Stephen Connolly <
stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:

> Damn you Peter, you beat me to the punch!
>
> On 1 February 2011 14:41, Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.reilly@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > : and = and ' ' are used to separate the key from value in java property
> files.
> > so, not a good thing to use in property values.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM, Vimil Saju <vimilsaju@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> 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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