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From "David Van Couvering (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1075) Combine the script and the test available for upgrade testing into a java test
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2006 23:17:30 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1075?page=comments#action_12371334 ] 

David Van Couvering commented on DERBY-1075:

I looked at this patch and it looks *very good*!  Thanks, Deepa, for addressing a very important
issue and writing code that is very easy to read and follow.

I did have one little eensy weensy comment -- I am not *sure* you need to set the context
classloader, but I suspect this may be needed by the underlying classloader stuff in the engine.

Also, if you tire of reflection, there is another way to do this using interfaces that makes
writing test code much easier.  Basically, you define an interface that is implemented by
the class you are trying to work with (e.g. the metadata test class).  Then you can cast the
class you load with your specialized classloader into the interface you have defined.  It's
OK that the interface and the implementation are loaded by different classloaders (as long
as the interface class is *only* loaded by your default classloader and not by the specialized
one, which is generally the case).  After that you can invoke methods on the interface using
regular, type-checked Java code.

I have some code that shows how this is done sitting in my sandbox for the classloading work
I was doing for shared code if you'd like to see an example.

Right now, it's not a lot of reflection, but in case it starts getting a little hairy...

I vote +1 on this patch, but I personally hesitate to commit it without some other folks reviewing
it.  Deepa, if you don't get any other reviews in the next few days, let me know, and I'll
go ahead and commit.


> Combine the script and the test available for upgrade testing into a java test
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: DERBY-1075
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1075
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Sub-task
>     Reporter: Deepa Remesh
>     Assignee: Deepa Remesh
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For:
>  Attachments: derby-1075-patch1-draft.diff, derby-1075-patch1-draft.status, derby-1075-v1.diff,
derby-1075-v1.status, loader.java, loader_v2.java
> Separating a part of DERBY-514 into a sub-task. This sub-task is to combine the script
'runphases.ksh' and the java file 'phaseTester.java' into a single java test. This will help
to later add the upgrade tests into the regression suite. Also, this sub-task can be done
independent of DERBY-1049 which is blocking DERBY-514.

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