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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] VM throws NullPointerException in case java.class.path is not set
Date Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:34:15 GMT
2006/10/10, Evgueni Brevnov <evgueni.brevnov@gmail.com>:
> It seems for me like pretty specified VM behavior to treat classpath
> absence as take classes from current directory. At least RI does like
> that when you don't specify classpath on command line.

Please note, you said "command line" - this is prerogative of the launcher.
I agree with Mikhail, the VM itself should do minimal number of
assumptions about environment where it is being invoked.

>
> Evgueni
>
> On 10/10/06, Mikhail Fursov <mike.fursov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Another solution could be a simple shutdown with the valid error message.
> > Sometimes the error message is better than hidden behaviour.
> > So the alternative is to check all properties VM needs before running real
> > startup and fail if some of the properties are not found.
> >
> >
> > On 10/10/06, Evgueni Brevnov <evgueni.brevnov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > Currently DRLVM starts with help of the launcher. The launcher does a
> > > lot of stuff required to create VM instatnce. As a part of its job it
> > > sets up java.class.path property. And this is good. What is not good
> > > that DRLVM crashes (actually throws NullPointerException in
> > > initalization stage) if java.class.path is not set. I believe it makes
> > > sense to point java.class.path to current directory inside VM if
> > > launcher doesn't set it.
> > >
> > > What do u think?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Evgueni
> > >
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