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From "Hans Gilde (JIRA)" <commons-...@jakarta.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JELLY-85) TagScript doesn't clear its cached tags after run()
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2005 05:31:17 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JELLY-85?page=comments#action_57802 ]
     
Hans Gilde commented on JELLY-85:
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Paul, I made some changes to your code based on my experience using Jelly. And I fixed the
part about thread guarantees for Tag instances. But, it's basically unchanged, I hope you
approve.

> TagScript doesn't clear its cached tags after run()
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: JELLY-85
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JELLY-85
>      Project: jelly
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: core / taglib.core
>     Versions: 1.0-beta-4
>     Reporter: Scott Howlett
>  Attachments: StaticTagScript_patch.txt, TagScript_patch.txt, includeAndDefineExample.zip
>
> TagScript caches the tags it generates in a ThreadLocal. At the beginning of run() it
checks to see if the context wants to cache tags - if not, it clears the cache and regenerates
it.
> But there is no corresponding check and cache clearing at the end of run(). So if a tag
holds onto some significant resource, that resource will hang around until the thread goes
away or until the tag is run again.
> I am using Jelly Swing extensively, and various tags end up attached to the AWT Event
thread for the lifetime of my application.
> As a quick fix, I have a patch that simply repeats the check-and-clear-cache behavior
at the end of TagScript.run(). I also have a patch that adds this behavior to StaticTagScript,
whose run() never seems to clear cached tags.
> I am probably just unclear, but it seems to me that there is a deeper issue as well -
the context is being asked whether it wants to cache tags, but the result of this question
affects the TagScript, which is really independent of the context. It seems like if context
wants to cache tags, perhaps the ThreadLocal used for their storage ought to belong to the
context somehow.

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