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Re: MWE JavaBeautifier differs from oAW Version(?) [message #468260] Tue, 04 August 2009 18:08
Sven Efftinge is currently offline Sven EfftingeFriend
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Hi Ludwig,

it seems that this is a "migration-bug".
It's related to Xpand.
Could you please file a bug report?


Ludwig Straub schrieb:
> While migrating from oaw4 to mwe, I came across a change in the
> behaviour of the org.eclipse.xpand2.output.JavaBeautifier class.
> In order to be flexible within my different projects that all use the
> same workflow, I am using some parameters to specify different options.
> One of the parameters is the configuration file that has to be used by
> the JavaBeautifier.
> In oaw4, I achieved, that the default formatting behaviour should be
> used by simply specifying an empty string as configuration file for the
> postprocessor.
> In mwe, I would have to skip the entire attribute "configFile".
> If I pass an empty string (or an invalid file name) to that attribute,
> error messages occur and no formatting is done at all.
> Viewing the source of JavaBeautifier, I see that the default values are
> only set, if
> * either the attribute is skipped
> * or the file is empty
> If the filename is en empty string or simply invalid, the class displays
> error messages that the java files contain invalid java code.
> In my opinion, the "invalid configuration file" behaviour should be
> identical to the "no configuration file at all" behaviour.
> I just want to ask, if this change in behaviour is intended or not.
> (I for myself would prefer to have back the "old" one. ;-))
> My "workaround" currently is, that I created a completely empty file I'm
> using as reference each time I want the default behaviour.

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