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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: Maven parsing pom.xml incorrectly
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:09:05 GMT
I believe this behavior is correct. IIRC, XML does not allow double-dashes
inside a comment.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Andrew Pennebaker <>wrote:

> I'm using Thrift in my Maven project, compiling my .thrift code to .java as
> part of the generate-sources step. To do this, I use the maven antrun
> plugin in my pom.xml, which executes a command line call to the thrift
> executable, and sends it the appropriate argument flags, such as "-out" and
> "--gen".
> However, when I comment out this plugin with the standard XML comment
> syntax <!-- ... -->, Maven fails to parse the pom file. It doesn't like the
> fact that the comment contains --gen, expecting the comment to end right
> there.
> Can we please improve Maven's comment syntax parsing for pom.xml?


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