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From Hervé Boutemy (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MNG-5900) early interpolation: support ${this.*} as expression
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2016 19:26:25 GMT


Hervé Boutemy commented on MNG-5900:

even documented, a new syntax is less expressive and more abstract: that was my first bet
before Robert idea, and I could not find any syntax that wouldn't look cryptic regarding classical
 $\{*} variables

and for sure, when {{this}} will be implemented (in Maven 4), it will be documented in
the same way I did it for doxia-siterenderer integration-tools

> early interpolation: support ${this.*} as expression
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNG-5900
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Inheritance and Interpolation
>            Reporter: Robert Scholte
>             Fix For: Issues to be reviewed for 4.x
> Right now we have $\{project.\*} which always interpolates values based on the final
project: "classical" interpolation is "late" interpolation. So it is not possible that parent
poms can lock values, ie avoid child poms override. By adding $\{this} for "early" interpolation,
it will be possible to have intermediate interpolation.
> If a pomfile depends on a parent, that parent will first resolve all $\{this.\*} values
for itself. Once the fully inherited pom is there, all $\{project.\*} will be resolved. 

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