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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 25856] New: - GCJ version of Javac task wrongly checks for destdir errors
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2004 19:29:12 GMT
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GCJ version of Javac task wrongly checks for destdir errors

           Summary: GCJ version of Javac task wrongly checks for destdir
                    errors
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.6.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: Other
         Component: Core tasks
        AssignedTo: dev@ant.apache.org
        ReportedBy: trevor@vocaro.com


On line 122 of src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs/compilers/Gcj.java, the
destination directory (destdir) is created by calling destdir.mkdirs(). The
return value of mkdirs is checked, and if true, a BuildException is thrown. This
is not the correct behavior because according to the Java docs for mkdirs (
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/io/File.html#mkdirs() ), mkdirs
returns true if the directories are created; false otherwise. That means if
destdir does not exist, the Gcj task will create it and then promptly throw an
exception.

On the other hand, if destdir already exists, then mkdirs will return false,
even though it has completed successfully! And because destdir usually exists
already, the Gcj task does not throw an exception in the typical case. This is
why the code cannot simply be changed to throw an exception on a false return
value rather than true.

The proper fix is to call mkdirs if and only if the destdir does not exist (by
calling destdir.exists()). The task can then check the return value of mkdirs
and throw an exception if it gets back false. This will give the desired
behavior of the task.

By the way, there is an unneeded semicolon on line 125.

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