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From Erik Hatcher <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] FilterReader for compilation directives
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2002 18:55:18 GMT
How about this technique instead?

	http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus/faq.html#faq2



Stephane Chauvin wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I propose a FilterReader named 'CommentOut' that puts in comment a line or a
> block for Java, HTML/XML/XSLT and JSP files. A tag in the code with a
> condition will enable or disable the line conversion.
> 
> Here's an example how the CommentOut FilterReader works:
>     <filterreader classname="org.apache.tools.ant.filters.CommentOut">
>       <param name="condition" value="debug"/>
>     </filterreader>
> 
> If the source code is:
>     log("-->method()"); // @IF_LINE@ debug
> <!-- @IF_BLOCK@ debug --> <myXMLtag attribute="test"/>
> 
> The result is:
> //    log("-->method()"); // @IF_LINE@ debug
> <!-- @IF_BLOCK@ debug <myXMLtag attribute="test"/>
> 
> My motivation was to remove the debugging methods for the release code
> compilation because they may slow down the runtime, and to not provide a
> part of a code, depending if it is a customer release or a demo release.
> A solution was to do a compilation directive. I extended the idea to the
> other file types. Also, the FilterReader checks first if the line/block was
> already enabled, and is able to disable it. It means that the conversion is
> reversible.
> 
> Please see the documentation for more examples and for a table with the
> different conversions. The code is compiling with the JDK1.1.8. A TestCase
> parses a file that contains about 115 conditions.
> 
> Your feedback is very much appreciated,
> Stephane.
> 
> 
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