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From Stefan Rufer <>
Subject Re: [Configuration] includes in PropertiesConfiguration / classloader case
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 06:54:28 GMT

On Wed, 11 May 2005, Oliver Heger wrote:
> However this whole include stuff was made a bit obsolete by 
> ConfigurationFactory and the possibility of defining multiple configuration 
> sources in a configuration definition file, which are collected and added to 
> a CompositeConfiguration. Wouldn't this be an alternative for you?

Hmm, not quite. For a bigger development team we are setting up a JUnit 
part that provides pre-configured TestCases. As different developers may 
have different configs, the idea is to implement a dynamic overloading 
mechanism for properties:

1st Prio
2nd Prio
3rd Prio

This is hard to do with a configuration definition file: As a user should 
be able to override properties by _just_ adding it's 
file, we can't foresee these entries in the config def file (don't want 
all these usernames in there). Therefore we dynamically build up our 
configuration inside the code using a CompositeConfiguration.

And: The include possibility is cool, I really like this, it provides 

I had a quick look at the code but was not able to submit a patch right 
now. Hope to find the time :-)


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