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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: Displaying the value in a Java class?
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2006 21:55:17 GMT
Would the classconstants filterreader help?  See
concepts and types, filterchains and filterreaders.


--- Rhino <> wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out a simple, elegant way to do
> something in Java and 
> Ant but I keep coming up with complicated ways of
> doing it. I feel as if a 
> simple way is easily achievable but I'm blanking out
> so I hope someone here 
> can tell me what I'm not seeing so that I can kick
> myself for overlooking 
> the obvious :-)
> At the start of my Ant build, I want to display the
> value of a single 
> Constant that is sitting in one of my Java classes;
> the value will be 
> displayed in an AntForm and the user will choose to
> proceed with the build 
> or abort it, based on the value of that constant.
> (Despite the fact that the 
> constant is defined to have a single value at any
> one time, the user can 
> arbitrarily change it to a different value by simply
> modifying the 
> initialization for the constant. This would be a
> normal thing to do. The 
> constant in question is only able to have two
> different values at the moment 
> but that could change to three or more somewhere
> down the road.)
> If Ant could "see" the values of my constants, I'd
> just refer to the 
> constant as
> and display 
> that value in the AntForm. But, unless I'm
> misunderstanding something, Ant 
> _can't_ see the values of my constants so I am
> struggling for a _SIMPLE_ way 
> to pass that single data value to my AntForm.
> Yes, I could write a method in one of my programs to
> get that value, then 
> write it somewhere more accessible to Ant, then have
> Ant interrogate it, 
> store it in a property, and then display it but I
> suspect there is a simpler 
> way to go; I just can't think of it.
> Any suggestions?
> --
> Rhino 
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