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From Matthew Smith <s...@me.com>
Subject Re: XMLPropertyListConfiguration and saving arrays
Date Wed, 03 Nov 2010 10:31:51 GMT
Thanks Emmanuel,

Will post it asap.

Thanks for chasing this up!
Matt

On 03/11/2010, at 8:56 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Matthew,
> 
> I have to get another look at this issue, I don't remember why I gave up on the arrays
when I implemented the plist configurations.
> 
> Could you register your report in JIRA please?
> 
> Emmanuel Bourg
> 
> 
> Le 03/11/2010 02:51, Matthew Smith a écrit :
>> Hi! I am attempting to save out plist files from some groovy code, and I
>> am not having much success when it comes to arrays. Instead of values
>> wrapped in array tags, I get a series of key-value pairs. Here is my
>> code (hopefully it should be close enough to java to be clear):
>> 
>> groovy> import org.apache.commons.configuration.plist.*
>> groovy> def bob = new XMLPropertyListConfiguration()
>> groovy> bob.addProperty("key", "stringvalue")
>> groovy> bob.addProperty("numbers", 12345)
>> groovy> bob.addProperty("settings", ['height': 20, 'width': 40,
>> 'scale':'very yes'])
>> groovy> bob.addProperty("things", ['chair', 'hat', 'door'])
>> groovy> bob.save(System.out)
>> 
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> <!DOCTYPE plist SYSTEM
>> "file://localhost/System/Library/DTDs/PropertyList.dtd">
>> <plist version="1.0">
>> <dict>
>> <key>key</key>
>> <string>stringvalue</string>
>> 
>> <key>numbers</key>
>> <integer>12345</integer>
>> 
>> <key>settings</key>
>> <dict>
>> <key>height</key>
>> <integer>20</integer>
>> 
>> <key>width</key>
>> <integer>40</integer>
>> 
>> <key>scale</key>
>> <string>very yes</string>
>> </dict>
>> 
>> <key>things</key>
>> <string>chair</string>
>> 
>> <key>things</key>
>> <string>hat</string>
>> 
>> <key>things</key>
>> <string>door</string>
>> </dict>
>> </plist>
>> 
>> 
>> I would expect something like:
>> 
>> <key>things</key>
>> <array>
>> <string>chair</string>
>> <string>hat</string>
>> <string>door</string>
>> </array>
>> 
>> 
>> From what I can tell, the test case for this currently does not test
>> arrays, the code is commented out with the caption "todo : investigate
>> why the array structure of 'newarray' is lost in the saved file":
>> http://commons.apache.org/configuration/xref-test/org/apache/commons/configuration/plist/TestXMLPropertyListConfiguration.html#199
>> 
>> I cannot find an open issue in jira that relates to
>> XMLPropertyListConfiguration, either. Is the output I am getting
>> correct, or is it effected by the issue that is preventing array
>> testing, or something else? should I post a bug?
>> 
>> I should note that I am using the commons-configuration-1.6.tar.gz as a
>> source for org.apache.commons.configuration.
>> 
>> Any help would be great!
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Matt Smith
> 
> 

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