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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] CLI 1.2 release (RC2)
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 02:59:37 GMT
If Gary's issue isn't deemed a showstopper, this is my +1

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Gary Gregory
<> wrote:
> Hello Hen:
> I've encountered a backwards compatibility issue in our application unit test suite related
to [CLI-162].
> With version 1.1, I can print call HelpFormatter#printHelp(String,Options) without any
problems without our options. When I replace 1.1 with 1.2 I get:
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Text too long for line - throwing
exception to avoid infinite loop [CLI-162]:
> Since the only thing that I changed is the CLI version, I assume that this means that
the HelpFormatter format changed between 1.1 and 1.2. Is that so?
> I worked around this by calling the HelpFormatter API with a width large enough to avoid
the RE. Sadly this makes CLI 1.2 not 100% binary compatible with 1.1.
> Before I go any further and extract my code into a JIRA ticket, is this a showstopper?
If not, there's plenty of work I need to do before I spin my wheels on extracting the code.
> Thanks,
> Gary

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