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From "Oliver Heger (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CONFIGURATION-153) [configuration] use a Strategy pattern for locating resources
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:07:30 GMT

Oliver Heger commented on CONFIGURATION-153:

I am interested in applying this patch for the next release of Commons Configuration to make
the locating of configuration files more flexible. For this purpose we need some more things:

- All new files need to have the header with the Apache license. You can copy this from existing

- Can you use the same coding style or formatting options as the other source files use?

- Is there any chance for you to come up with some unit tests for the new classes?  Only tested
code is added to our code base. You can have a look at the other unit tests under the src/tests
directory. Or ping the dev-list if you need further support.


> [configuration] use a Strategy pattern for locating resources
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: CONFIGURATION-153
>          URL:
>      Project: Commons Configuration
>         Type: Improvement

>  Environment: Operating System: other
> Platform: Other
>     Reporter: Joshua Nichols
>     Priority: Minor
>  Attachments: locator-strategy.patch
> Currently, the method for locating resources (ie ConfigurationUtils.locate )
> uses a few means of finding the resource. However, the ways of finding resources
> are set in stone.
> At times, it would be useful to be able to pick and choose how resources are
> located. Here's an example:
> I have a webapp that builds a CompositeConfiguration composed of several
> PropertiesConfigurations (we'll say and via
> spring. So, I go to kick off tomcat. If the current directory I'm in has a
> or those files get used instead of the ones
> on the classpath that I intended to be used. As a result, unexpected behavior of
> the webapp ensues.
> The solution to this is to encapsulate each algorithm for locating resoucess,
> and be able to pick and choose. To me, this screamed of the strategy pattern.
> A patch is forthcoming...

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