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From Peter Ent <>
Subject Re: Getting Mustella to work.
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:30:13 GMT
Sure, I can work it in and give it a try.


On 8/27/12 1:26 PM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <> wrote:

>Peter, did you want to test the argument handler test code today?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Ent []
>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:56
>Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.
>Certainly appreciate the help. Here's a typical one when running Mustella:
>-debug -define=CONFIG::skaha,false
>-includes=ExcludeFileLocation -includes=SetShowRTE
>aGrid_SparkSkin/Properties --allow-source-path-overlap=true
>-includes=SendResultsToRunner  -includes=ExitWhenDone -source-path=.
>Try changing my path, "/Users/pent/apache/" to something like
>"/Users/pent/apache with spaces/" to get a better example.
>What happens in the code is that groups of these options may be coming
>from the environment, so you might find "-debug
>-define=CONFIG::skaha,false" being added as a single entity. Then code
>turns what it has at the moment into a String[] and passes that to another
>function that might add more arguments. If that function does, it will
>turn the String[] back into a String, add the arguments, then turn it back
>into String[].  
>But if you can make something that will convert the args into an
>acceptable String[] it would be super-helpful.
>On 8/23/12 11:44 AM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <>
>>String.split(regexpattern)  can match pretty much anything.  Definitely
>>would be able to comeup with a pattern to match embedded dashes.
>>I'll see if I can come up with something that can properly strip down a
>>completed command with arguments.  If you would give me a more complex
>>command line that would be great.  I can test against it.
>>Currently my setup uses few command line arguments and instead adds to
>>the "-load-config+=mycustomconfig.xml"
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Peter Ent []
>>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:52
>>Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.
>>I tried something like that, but there are options like: -source-path=
>>with a hyphen in the option and a couple that begin with double hyphens.
>>I started to switch over to String.split(" -") to break apart on the
>>space+dash but then ran into this mysterious problem of mxmlc not liking
>>the arguments it was given, even though, as far as I can tell, it was
>>getting the same ones in the same order. Obviously that wasn't the case,
>>but had trouble tracking it down, so it is on hold for now while we get
>>the tests to run, unless someone else wants to take a stab at it.
>>On 8/23/12 10:43 AM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <>
>>>I'm not sure what Mustella is written in, but would something generic
>>>like this work?
>>>If a string needs to be turned into an array then maybe... Use the "-"
>>>as the first delimiter to break apart the options and use a temp array.
>>>Then use the "=" to break out the names from the values.
>>>Keeping two arrays with the same number of elements.  One array stores
>>>the argument name and the second argument value.
>>>//Declare arrays/string
>>>string [] saNames = {"Option1", "Option2", "Option3"}; string []
>>>saValues = {"My value with spaces", "test2", "test 3"}; string
>>>sCombinedOptions = "";
>>>//Loop through all elements in arrays
>>>for (;;)
>>>   //Combine names / values.
>>>   sCombinedOptions += saNames[currentItem] + "=""" +
>>>saValues[currentItem] + """ "; }
>>>//Add the command line and options.
>>>"path\mxmlc.exe" + " " + sCombinedOptions;
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Peter Ent []
>>>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:33
>>>Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.
>>>That ought to work, but does not. The Mustella code pieces together a
>>>large string with all of the options on it, then turns the string into
>>>a String[] by using space as the delimiter. Thus
>>>-source-path="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
>>>turns into
>>>[] = -source-path="C:\Program Files\Common [] = Files\Microsoft [] =
>>>And it does this several times (turning the array into a string,
>>>inserting other args, back to an array) to build up the argument list.
>>>Ultimately, the array of options is passed over to mxmlc to execute, so
>>>it does need to turn into an array of options. I was working on putting
>>>everything into an ArrayList but more and more code needed to change
>>>and then I was getting errors from mxmlc saying parameters were being
>>>mixed which I didn't understand since it was getting the same
>>>parameters in the same order.
>>>So I have to re-think the approach.
>>>On 8/23/12 6:59 AM, "Kessler CTR Mark J" <>
>>>>I know this may sound silly, but windows deals with the spaces in path
>>>>using quotes around the whole path.  Is there something similar with
>>>>So a windows command prompt example, I could do something like the
>>>>"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSInfo\MSInfo32.exe"
>>>>Whereas the old non spaced dos style naming convention would do this
>>>>without quotes..
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Peter Ent []
>>>>Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:20
>>>>Subject: Re: Getting Mustella to work.
>>>>I have not have luck solving the problem. It is much trickier than I
>>>>anticipated. I am going to jump back into getting more tests to run
>>>>and think more about the problem. Operating systems have allowed
>>>>spaces in file names for many, many years and you'd think would be an
>>>>easily solvable problem (or not even a problem at all).
>>>>On 8/21/12 11:12 PM, "Justin Mclean" <> wrote:
>>>>>If the space path issue was fixed you have more to add. Any luck with
>>>>>that yet?

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