[GRADLE-2306] It would be really nice if boolean properties set in gradle.properties were casted by Gradle to booleans Created: 16/May/12 Updated: 10/Feb/17 Resolved: 10/Feb/17
I know this wish may sound debatable, but there's something I find really uncomfortable with Gradle right now.
Suppose you have:
If I run the script, the following is output:
This is because myProp is set on both master and subprj as a string property and a string property always evaluates to boolean true when the string is not null and not empty.
isn't enough yet, because myProp is independently set on all the projects (and not only on the root one) and hence the output will now be:
So, you eventually have to do:
which is overwhelming, IMHO, unless you remember to put "toBoolean()" method call in all of your "if" statements instead.
So, what do you think about the idea to make Gradle "detect" boolean properties in gradle.properties and automatically cast them to booleans before setting them on the projects?
|Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 15/Nov/16 ]|
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|Comment by Benjamin Muschko [ 10/Feb/17 ]|
Thanks again for reporting this issue. We haven't heard back from you after our inquiry from November 15th. We are closing this issue now. Please create an issue on GitHub if you still feel passionate about getting it resolved.