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From Mike Zatko <>
Subject Re: [Digester] code must be in static method?
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2003 01:35:36 GMT
I completely missed that. Thanks.

Simon Kitching wrote:

>On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 14:00, Mike Zatko wrote:
>>    I just started looking into the Digester components and I have come 
>>across a peculiarity as follows. I began by using a precanned example of 
>>using Digester off of an article on IBM's site I think. Basically, all 
>>of the Digester code occurrs in the static main method. For my 
>>particular app, I didn't want this and wanted to do my Digester code 
>>inside an instantiated object. But, it doesn't work. All it was was a 
>>simple copy and paste of code from a static main method to inside a 
>>method of a class inside the same package as before. Why is this?
>Digester is fine. The problem is that you attempt to do all your parsing
>in the *constructor* of a ConfigParser object. One of the rules is:
>  digester.addObjectCreate("configuration", ConfigParser.class)
>which creates a new ConfigParser instance - and runs its constructor.
>Result: infinite recursion.
>Restructure your code and all should be well.
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