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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FYI Class Constants as Ant properties
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2003 10:43:00 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> I was browsing the Ant docs, and found this... so we can also keep 
> constants in java classes and use them in the Ant buildfile.
> 
> 
> 
> "
> ClassConstants
> 
> This filters basic constants defined in a Java Class, and outputs them 
> in lines composed of the format name=value
> 
> Example:
> This loads the basic constants defined in a Java class as Ant properties.
> 
> <loadproperties srcfile="foo.class">
>   <filterchain>
>     <filterreader classname="org.apache.tools.ant.filters.ClassConstants"/>
>   </filterchain>
> </loadproperties>
> 
> Convenience method:
> 
> <loadproperties srcfile="foo.class">
>   <filterchain>
>     <classconstants/>
>   </filterchain>
> </loadproperties>

Uh, cool, but that class would need to be compiled first, then imported 
and so on. I think it's better to keep it the way it is now.

Stefano.


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