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From "Evgueni Brevnov" <evgueni.brev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] VM throws NullPointerException in case java.class.path is not set
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:26:40 GMT

The reason is as follows. The launcher uses InvocationAPI to start VM.
The spec doesn't require to provide java.class.path property. The
worst thing which should happen in this case is ClassNotFound
exception on attempt to load a class. So I think we have two choices
either use current directory to load classes or use empty path. In the
second case the search path is boot class path only.
Personally I think that second is acceptable as well.


On 10/10/06, Mikhail Fursov <mike.fursov@gmail.com> wrote:
> Evgueni,
> You wrote about the launcher: "As a part of its job it sets up
> java.class.path property."
> So if it is the part of it's job and the property is not set that means that
> this is the bug.(?)
> What is the reason of workarounding this bug in VM code? Are there
> additional usecases?
> --
> Mikhail Fursov

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