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From Stig Rohde Døssing (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MCHECKSTYLE-337) checkstyle:check only supports xml output format, but the docs say it supports plain as well
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:28:04 GMT

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Stig Rohde Døssing commented on MCHECKSTYLE-337:
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I have a solution working where an extra XML file is generated in the tmpdir if the outputFileFormat
isn't {{xml}}. How do I put it up for review? (I'm more familiar with git where this would
be done via PR)

> checkstyle:check only supports xml output format, but the docs say it supports plain
as well
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MCHECKSTYLE-337
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MCHECKSTYLE-337
>             Project: Maven Checkstyle Plugin
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: checkstyle:check
>    Affects Versions: 2.17
>            Reporter: Stig Rohde Døssing
>            Priority: Minor
>
> The documentation for the check goal at https://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-checkstyle-plugin/check-mojo.html#outputFileFormat
mentions "plain" as a valid option for file output. This is not true, the mojo only supports
XML.
> I'd prefer added support for plain output, but the docs should be fixed if that is not
possible.
> Taking a look at the code, it looks like the only reason plain isn't supported is because
the check mojo needs to parse the output file to figure out if there were style violations.
An option would be counting errors with the AuditListener instead, but this would break support
for skipExec. An alternative would be to output an extra XML result file if the output format
isn't XML.
> I'd be happy to implement either solution.



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