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  Flexible User and Environment Ant Configuration
Subject:   My thoughts on your article
Date:   2004-05-27 17:55:59
From:   gjbremer
Response to: My thoughts on your article

In the blog entry above, Anand discovered an Achilles heel of sorts with my approach and illustrates the problem with a nice example. As mentioned above, properties are immutable once set. Therefore, if you define path elements outside of a target element and use a property to define them, the property used in the target will never receive a value from a properties file. With my approach, I always define path elements within a target and after I have loaded the properties. Please read Anand's blog entry for a more detailed explanation.