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From "Scotte Zinn" <>
Subject RE: Nested property expansion...
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2000 12:11:28 GMT
I don't know if there is a Java/Ant equivalent, but DMake had this nested
macro ability.  It made making multi-platform makefiles easy to do.  For
example, if you had different CFLAGS for each of the platforms, you would


-- Scotte

-----Original Message-----
From: David Weller []
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: Nested property expansion...

> When Ant encounters a ${xyz} construct it looks up a property of the
> name xyz. It doesn't even try to see whether xyz holds ${} which could
> be translated again.
> And I really don't think I'd like to add it, there should always be a
> cleaner way to achieve the same result - a way that'd be far more
> readable. What would you really want to do with it? Do you have a real
> example?

No, I don't have a real example, and I'll accept your response -- until I
a really good reason it should exist, then I'll whine about it some more :-)

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