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From "Thoralf Rickert (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (TORQUE-71) custom velocity renderer to have nicely trimmed generated code
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:27:12 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TORQUE-71?page=all ]

Thoralf Rickert updated TORQUE-71:

    Attachment: patch.txt

Okay, here is a first patch. I didn't test it, because I don't have a suitable test environment.
What I did was to change the TorqueDataModelTask class. I've copied! the execute method from
velocity-TexenTask class. Then I've changed the TemplateLoader for FileResourceLoader and
ClasspathResourceLoader with my own loaders (which extends File- and ClasspathResourceLoader)
and call the filter method (it uses streams now).

I'm not sure if the code compiles and runs because the Task uses two different StringUtils
classes and I'm not sure, if I checked everything. AND I'm not sure if the template loader
has any problems with the template syntax (see discussion in July). Please report any problems
- I'll try to find the problem.

We use this filter here since last year in our own TemplateLoader which get's the templates
from a database - so I'm sure that it works in principle but there could be one or more templates
that has to be changed.

> custom velocity renderer to have nicely trimmed generated code
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: TORQUE-71
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TORQUE-71
>             Project: Torque
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Generator
>            Reporter: Thoralf Rickert
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: patch.txt
> The current Torque templates have spaces and tabs in front of Velocity commands (#foreach,
#set, #end,...). The Velocity renderer puts this spaces and tabs into the generated code -
that is the reason why the code in generated Base* class files looks sometimes a little bit
ugly. If we remove the leading spaces in front of Velocity commands we can avoid this problem.
> My solution is to override the rendering method in org.apache.velocity.texen.ant.TexenTask
that Torque uses to render the templates and replace the template loader with our own. Therefor
we can remove the leading spaces.
>   /**
>    * This method filters the template and replaces some
>    * unwanted characters. For example it removes leading
>    * spaces in front of velocity commands and replaces
>    * tabs with spaces to prevent bounces in different
>    * code editors with different tab-width-setting.
>    */
>   protected byte[] filter(String template, String encoding) throws Exception {
>     StringReader stringReader = new StringReader(template);
>     LineNumberReader lineNumberReader = new LineNumberReader(stringReader);
>     String line = null;
>     ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
>     PrintStream ps = new PrintStream(baos,true,encoding);
>     while ((line = lineNumberReader.readLine()) != null) {
>       // remove leading spaces in front of velocity commands and comments
>       line = line.replaceAll("^\\s*#", "#");
>       // replace tabs with spaces to prevent bounces in editors
>       line = line.replaceAll("\t","    ");
>       ps.println(line);
>     }
>     ps.flush();
>     ps.close();
>     return baos.toByteArray();
>   }
> The only problem is, that this would generate an error if you use empty statements in
#if or #foreach commands, for example
>   #if (something)
>   #end
> This would create an error in velocity's render engine if you remove the leading spaces
- because empty statements are not allowed in Velocity. But this can be avoided by add a single
new line:
>   #if (something)
>   #end
> A patch for the current generator comes in the next days.

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