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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (CLI-170) TypeHandler prints messages to stderr
Date Sat, 17 Jan 2009 08:25:59 GMT


Henri Yandell closed CLI-170.

    Resolution: Fixed

svn ci -m "Applying my patch from CLI-170 - TypeHandler prints messages to stderr. It doesn't
change the default behaviour, but it does provide a new method which maybe called to not get
the stderr output and instead get a checked exception thrown. "

Sending        src/java/org/apache/commons/cli/
Sending        src/java/org/apache/commons/cli/
Transmitting file data ..
Committed revision 735247.

> TypeHandler prints messages to stderr
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLI-170
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Validation
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>            Reporter: J. Lewis Muir
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.2
>         Attachments: CLI-170.patch, remove-messages-to-stderr.patch
> Certain methods in {{TypeHandler}} print a message to stderr when they are unable to
create the object they are to return.  I don't think this should be.  The documentation for
each method clearly states that if it is unable to create the object, it returns {{null}}.
 If more information should be reported to the caller, these methods should be changed to
throw an exception.  I've removed the printing of these messages from {{TypeHandler}}.
> This fix also makes the unit test output clean.  Right now, certain test cases exercise
the "returns {{null}}" behavior of some of the {{TypeHandler}} methods, and this causes various
error messages to be written to stderr which makes the test case output look unclean and like
something has gone wrong when in fact everything is working correctly.
> Attached is a patch for this fix.  The patch is against [].

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