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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [vmi] Retrieving system properties (was: Re: [classlib][luni] update for bootstrapClassPath causes regression on DRL VM)
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:00:45 GMT
Tim Ellison wrote:
> Gregory Shimansky wrote:
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Maybe we do, i.e. where there is no value "-Dfoobar".  So perhaps we
>>> need to say that GetSystemProperty returns VMI_ERROR_NONE and sets the
>>> the *valuePtr to NULL if there is no value; and returns a
>>> VMI_ERROR_NOT_FOUND if the property is undefined.
>> Now I am confused. What is the difference between a property which has
>> no value and an undefined property?
> 
> Sorry, I meant a property whose value is NULL.  So the three cases are:
> 
> 1) key = "foo", value = "bar"
> 2) key = "foo", value = NULL
> 3) no key called "foo"
> 
> If (2) is disallowed then we should document that in SetSystemProperty().

I would prefer to have (2) to be illegal. Can we document this please?

-- 
Gregory


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