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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 30893] New: - Javadoc for Configuration.subset(String prefix) is misleading
Date Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:41:23 GMT
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http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=30893

Javadoc for Configuration.subset(String prefix) is misleading

           Summary: Javadoc for Configuration.subset(String prefix) is
                    misleading
           Product: Commons
           Version: 1.0 Alpha
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Other
         Component: Configuration
        AssignedTo: commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: glissmann@protosoft.de


Hi there,

the Javadoc for the method "public Configuration subset(String prefix)"
in the Interface "Configuration" is somewhat misleading.
It reads: "Return a decorator Configuration containing every key from the
current Configuration that starts with the specified prefix."

Now, if the current Configuration does not contain any keys that start with the
specified prefix, Configuration.subset does not return an empty Configuration
object (which could then be tested with .isEmpty whether it contains keys at
all), but null (which leads to a nice NullPointerException if you try to run
.isEmpty on it.. ;-)

Can you please include half a line in the Javadoc describing this behaviour?

Thanks,

Joerg

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