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From "Byron Foster (JIRA)" <...@velocity.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (VELOCITY-619) New set modifier so that set only assigns a value when variable is not defined.
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:15:44 GMT

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Byron Foster commented on VELOCITY-619:
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The changes to the ProxyVMContext.java file in this patch will conflict with the same changes
in the StrictPropertyAndVariable.patch in VELOCITY-619 but this is only because they contains
the exact same change, and can be ignored.

> New set modifier so that set only assigns a value when variable is not defined.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: VELOCITY-619
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VELOCITY-619
>             Project: Velocity
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Engine
>            Reporter: Byron Foster
>         Attachments: setBangModifier_2.patch
>
>
> Define a new #set modifier such that a variable is only set if it is not defined, like
so:
> #set($!foo = "bar")
> If the '!' character proceeds the variable foo, then $foo will be set with the value
of "bar" ONLY IF $foo is not defined (is not in the context).  Otherwise if $foo is defined
it will remain unchanged.

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