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Annoying string substitution validated when used as vm argument i run configuration [message #1731668] Mon, 09 May 2016 07:03 Go to next message
Mikael Petterson is currently offline Mikael PettersonFriend
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Hi,

We have used Luna for a long time but wanted to check if we could use Mars edition.
Everything looked fine until we found out that we have to add all string substitution variables.

Example:

In our run configuration of our test suite we have the following vm argument:

-Ddata=${var1}

Then I press "Run" button.

Launching confiuration .... encountered a problem.

Reference to undefined variable 'var1'

What is the purpose of this validation? Is it not possible to turnoff this validation?
Our users of Eclipse thinks it is very confusing and we get a lot of questions about this. Any workarounds?

All input appreciated.

br,

//mikael


http://help.eclipse.org/mars/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.pde.doc.user%2Fguide%2Ftools%2Flaunchers%2Fenvironment.htm
Re: Annoying string substitution validated when used as vm argument i run configuration [message #1731683 is a reply to message #1731668] Mon, 09 May 2016 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Mikael,

It sounds like this question:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4801753/how-to-pass-a-literal-variable-reference-foo-as-program-argument-in-a-run-c



On 09.05.2016 09:03, Mikael Petterson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We have used Luna for a long time but wanted to check if we could use Mars edition.
> Everything looked fine until we found out that we have to add all string substitution variables.
>
> Example:
>
> In our run configuration of our test suite we have the following vm argument:
>
> -Ddata=${var1}
>
> Then I press "Run" button.
>
> Launching confiuration .... encountered a problem.
>
> Reference to undefined variable 'var1'
>
> What is the purpose of this validation? Is it not possible to turnoff this validation?
> Our users of Eclipse thinks it is very confusing and we get a lot of questions about this. Any workarounds?
>
> All input appreciated.
>
> br,
>
> //mikael
>
>
> http://help.eclipse.org/mars/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.pde.doc.user%2Fguide%2Ftools%2Flaunchers%2Fenvironment.htm
Re: Annoying string substitution validated when used as vm argument i run configuration [message #1731703 is a reply to message #1731683] Mon, 09 May 2016 11:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mikael Petterson is currently offline Mikael PettersonFriend
Messages: 156
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi,

Yes it seems to be the issue so I we use:

-Ddata=$"{var1}"

It will not try to validate.

Do you know what is the purpose of this and which version of Eclipse it was introduced in?

br,

//mikael
Re: Annoying string substitution validated when used as vm argument i run configuration [message #1731707 is a reply to message #1731703] Mon, 09 May 2016 12:29 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
Messages: 29536
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Mikael,

I thought string substitutions have always been there. The point is
that you can use Window -> Preferences -> Run/Debug -> String
Substitutions to define what to substitute so that the run
configurations can be parameterized to suit different user
configurations, e.g, locations of things that might be different on each
machine.


On 09.05.2016 13:43, Mikael Petterson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Yes it seems to be the issue so I we use:
>
> -Ddata=$"{var1}"
>
> It will not try to validate.
>
> Do you know what is the purpose of this and which version of Eclipse
> it was introduced in?
>
> br,
>
> //mikael
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