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From "Haixing Hu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (CLI-195) Fix some iterator boundary check bugs.
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:47:28 GMT
Fix some iterator boundary check bugs.

                 Key: CLI-195
             Project: Commons CLI
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: CLI-2.x
    Affects Versions: Nightly Builds
         Environment: JDK 5
            Reporter: Haixing Hu
            Priority: Critical
             Fix For: Nightly Builds
         Attachments: cli2-jdk1.5-patch-with-boundary-fix.patch

This patch can be applied to the current svn checked out version of cli2 (2010-Feb-9th).
It will make the cli2 compatible to JDK 5 generic type, eliminating all compiling warnings,
and fix some minor but critical iterator boundary check bugs.

The bug could be found in the following way: creating some Option object WITHOUT description,
and use a HelpFormatter to print the helping message, then a NoSuchElementException will be

This is because the HelpFormatter.printHelp() did not correctly check the empty status of

And moreover, some implementation of Option.processParent() method did not check the empty
of the argument "ListIterator<String> arguments".

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