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jruby --properties generates confusing comments in .jrubyrc #949

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javallone opened this Issue Aug 9, 2013 · 2 comments

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javallone commented Aug 9, 2013

When using the --properties flag to generate a base .jrubyrc, several properties default to null. This leads to lines like ir.passes=null in the file.

This seems to set the property to the string "null" instead of a null object which leads to jruby failing to run (at least in the case of ir.passes).

Commenting the offending lines seems to resolve the problem, but the --properties flag should probably generate those null properties as commented lines to being with.

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BanzaiMan commented Aug 9, 2013

The output has these offending lines commented out.

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@BanzaiMan BanzaiMan closed this in bab765f Aug 15, 2013

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BanzaiMan commented Aug 15, 2013

The produced output is valid, since they are comment out. Furthermore, they are clearly marked to indicate how they will be interpreted, and the default is null.

Having said that, I tweaked in bab765f so that the value is not printed in the right side of the assignment to reduce potential confusion.

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