Overwrite property in Ant 1.5
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Posted By:   kenneth_Esmann
Posted On:   Thursday, May 23, 2002 09:23 AM

In Ant 1.5Beta1 on of the changes is that

"It is no longer possible to overwrite a property using tasks like , , , or . In some exceptional cases it will generate a warning if you attempt to overwrite an existing property."

why has this been changed? and how can I acomplish a property overwrite?

Re: Overwrite property in Ant 1.5

Posted By:   Erik_Hatcher  
Posted On:   Friday, May 24, 2002 07:18 AM

Property immutability is one of the foundations of Ant, and "holes" have been removed. still has the hole, I believe. But you should perhaps reconsider what you're trying to do if you are relying on properties changing. Could you describe why you need such a facility?
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