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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1140383 - in /tomcat: tc5.5.x/trunk/STATUS.txt tc6.0.x/trunk/STATUS.txt
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:05:44 GMT
On 28/06/2011 14:33, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
> 2011/6/28 Mark Thomas <>:
>>> IMHO it is '_' that was treated as special char, because mangleChar()
>>> prepends '_' as well. Otherwise the mangling will be unreversible.
>> Does that matter? Do we need to able to reverse this?
> To avoid collisions between mangled names and names that did not need
> to be mangled.

collisions are always going to be possible unless we go down the _jsp*
route which - while spec compliant - would break even more stuff then
than the original hello_world regression we were trying to solve.

>>> The use case of '.' is just to use shorter name for a frequent use case.
>>> E.g. "index.jsp" -> "index_jsp.class".
>> It would be nice to keep that.
> Yes. It would be some surprise if names of (pre)compiled jsps will
> change between minor versions.
>> I suppose we could add a
>> periodToUnderscore parameter to makeJavaIdentifier() and essnetially
>> have both approaches. The current one for file names, the new one for
>> variable names.
> Or better just add a separate method.

I never did like code duplication ;)

I'm close to having a patch ready for this. Just need to run through the
unit tests.


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