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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: Configuration reading bug?
Date Mon, 30 May 2005 13:14:34 GMT
jax wrote:
> Sadly, its a requirement to keep the path seperators
> as it is due to some internal processing involved.
> Is there earlier versions of Configuration that is
> without this bug?

I think it's a rather old issue inherited from the ExtendedProperties in 
commons-collections. It was fixed in commons-collections in 2003 but 
wasn't ported to Configuration. All versions of Configuration are 
affected by this bug.

> For now, I am looking into possibilities of adding
> other escape characters right at the end. Eg: adding
> \t or \n and to make them transparent to the string
> that would be retrieved, maybe by trimming. At least
> this would be done till a version of Configuration
> without such bugs is released.

And what about storing your configuration in a XML file in the meantime ?

> PS: Should i file this bug at bugzilla?

I just filed Bug 35119 to cover this issue.

Emmanuel Bourg

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