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From Stuart McCulloch <mccu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Maven parsing pom.xml incorrectly
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:11:14 GMT
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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