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From Peter Reilly <peter.kitt.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Wisdom of using ":" in property name
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:41:43 GMT
: 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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