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From Andrew Pennebaker <apenneba...@42six.com>
Subject Re: Maven parsing pom.xml incorrectly
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:23:16 GMT
Thanks for the clarification. Apologies to Maven, curses to W3C.

I guess I'll use a silly &#45;&#45; instead of -- for commented command
line flags.


On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Stuart McCulloch <mcculls@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 18 Sep 2013, at 15:09, Paul Benedict wrote:
>
> > I believe this behavior is correct. IIRC, XML does not allow
> double-dashes
> > inside a comment.
>
> Specifically http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-comments
>
>         "For compatibility, the string " -- " (double-hyphen) must not
> occur within comments."
>
> > On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Andrew Pennebaker <
> apennebaker@42six.com>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?
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > Paul
>
>
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