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From "Craig Russell (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-214) Remove System.exit() calls from the DB2jServerImpl.java
Date Sat, 30 Apr 2005 00:25:05 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-214?page=comments#action_64106 ]
Craig Russell commented on DERBY-214:


I agree that main() should only be used from the command line, and is the only place in the
code where System.exit() should be called. The main() method could simply delegate to another
method that takes the String args[] parameter. For the purposes of this message, I'll just
call it "execute". 

All of the utility programs should use the same method name for the "execute" method so it's
easy to remember how to invoke it. The "execute" then does the parsing of the args. There
are lots of Apache commons arg parsers that could be used in the "execute", but that's just
a bit off topic.

Execute should throw exceptions, not ever call System.exit. Since the execute method has the
same parameters as main, it's easy to remember how to invoke it. 

The second issue is whether the execute method should be static or not. For consistency, I
think that non-static would be the way to go. If we offer different methods of executing,
then it would be nice to have all of them behave the same in terms of static vs. non-static.

The third issue is where the processing of environment variables should be done. It might
be best if the constructor of an instance of the utility class processed the environment variables.
That way, regardless of whether main() or a program  called the constructor the behavior would
be the same.

The fourth issue is whether for ease of use, aother convenience methods could be used. One
that takes a single String is desirable. This method, also called execute, could simply parse
the input String into a String[] and call the other execute method. An alternative method
would take a Map of parameter names and values with the obvious semantics.

I see a few alternatives

1. ij.execute(new String[] {"{"-p", "1567", "-h", "localhost" }); 
2. ij.setPort(1567); ij.setHost("localhost");ij.execute();
3. ij.execute("-p 1567 -h localhost");
4. Map map = new HashMap(); map.put("-p", "1567"); map.put("-h", "localhost");  ij.execute(Map

I can see value in all of these techniques depending on what you have on the caller side of
the interface. 



> Remove System.exit() calls from the DB2jServerImpl.java
> -------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: DERBY-214
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-214
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Network Server
>     Versions:
>     Reporter: Kathey Marsden
>     Assignee: David Van Couvering

> The System.exit() calls needs to be removed from the 
> DB2jServerImpl.java as this results in the entire application 
> (example - Eclipse which is running the Network Server inside 
> it) getting shut down.

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