On Jul 27, 2005, at 9:01 AM, Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

Does ant allow some include type functionality, so that the same
information doesn't need to be copied to all build.xml files and instead
can be in one place that's referenced by all the others?

Ant 1.6 introduced the <import> task, which will include the contents of another file in the current build file.

All of these standard <property> tasks could be included in a single file and then <import>ed once into each build file.